A.O.P. Rivesaltes Grenat
18.50 € per bottle, including French tax, at the property (only 784 bottles available in 2016)
Cuisine Gourmande, Avantages, …
Soil and environment (“Terroir”) :
Soil clay, shale
Very dry air
339 days of sun per annum (*)
Grape varieties (“Cépages”) :
100% Grenache Noir (120 years vine)
Manual and selective, at the end of October
8 hectolitres per hectare
Wine producing (“Vinification”) :
Pressed under pneumatic press.
Fermentation at a controlled temperaure of 16°C.
Fermentation stops itself with organic alcohol to keep around 45g/l or natural sugars.
Maturation (“Elevage”) :
Maturation in stainless steel
Taste (“Dégustation”) :
Color : golden
Nose : Intense, dried fruits, toast, bitter orange
Palate : Agreable, aroma of red fruits and cacao
A wine to drink or if you wish to keep for many years.
Temperature to serve :
Between 10°C and 12°C
Food to accompany the wine :
Blue cheeses (example : Roquefort), “foie gras”, cooked meals, “tapas”, melon, sweet and sour dishes (example : duck and peaches)
(*) : the average number of days annualy with sun (source C.D. Météo France aéroport de Perpignan-Rivesaltes)
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