The vineyard is located in the Minervois appellation, at the foot of the Montagne noire and the Saint Jean de Minervois plateau, in the little village of Agel, which lies within the “Parc naturel régional du Haut Languedoc”.
Partially manual harvest on grapes at optimal maturity with direct sorting in the vineyard. Traditional fermentation in cement vats during 25 to 30 days. Ageing in vats during 8 months before bottling.
Bright ruby red robe. Tears on the glass announce a round wine. Spicy nose, typical cherry of Grenache. Excellent balance with melted tannins (called grenus, hence the name of the cuv e), elegant and soft. It could have been called generous as the ripeness of the grapes gives this a certain finesse in mouth. A long and persistent liquorice finish.
Large majority of Grenache noir, Syrah
SOIL AND CLIMATE
The vineyard is on the great terroir of Cazelles composed of hard and soft limestone shards. Classic Mediterranean climate characterised by a mild winter and a warm, dry summer.
PRUNING AND YIELD
Cordon de Royat pruning. Low yields from 35 to 40hl/ha
4 to 5 years.
With grilled red meat or soft cheese. Serve at 14 – 16°C