Medium ruby with flecks of violet; lovely perfume of liquor-like cherry and red berries; spicy; ripe and soft; floral; ripe red berries; medium bodied; fruity finish with soft tannins, well balanced freshness and seductive glycerin sweetness.
AWARDS AND RATING
Temperature-controlled fermentation (24-28ºC).
All four varieties are vinified separately in stainless steel and epoxy-covered concrete tanks.
Maceration: 6-10 days
Malo-lactic fermentation in tank
Light filtration, soft fining before bottling.
85% tank aged (vintage 2009)
15% oak aged (vintage 2008)
Grenache, Carignan vines from different parts of the valley.
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon: 5-10 years
Soil in the lower vineyards is alluvial while the higher vineyards and all terraces and slopes are on poor, mineral, stony soil based with some granite and slate.
Pruning: Grenache, Carignan: traditional bush vines; Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon: on „wire“
Harvest lasts from early September until mid October
1kg -1,5kg per vine
40 – 50hl per ha