Ground : Rolled pebbles from the terrace of the Orbieu river
Syrah 40% - 10 to 15 year old vines. Single guyot pruning.
Carignan 40% - 30 to 50 year old vines. Goblet pruning.
Grenache 10% - 10 to 20 year old vines. Goblet pruning.
Mourvèdre 10% - 10 to 20 year old vines. Single royat pruning.
Cultivation: Plowing of grounds, reasonable phytosanitary protection, respect of natural balances.
Training Syrah on wires, free vegetation for Grenache and Carignan.
Harvesting: By hand, sorted on the vine trunk
Vinification: Sorted in cellar, 100% de-stemming, vinification of blend of grape varieties and soils by level of maturity (sugars, acids, polyphenols). Vatting of 35 days (on average) with a constant maximum pressing temperature of 30°C. Extraction by pumping over with aeration.
Aging: In tank, racked 3 times with aeration and replacement in suspension of fine lees.
Tasting notes: Deep red and purple reflections. Aromas of cool red berries, soft spices, scrublands. Flavours of rich tannins, a delicate and sophisticated wine.
Food matching: Grilled meats, cold cuts, cheeses
Temperature: to taste between 18 and 20°C.
Production: 150000 bottles/ vintage
Oenologists: Gilles Dejean – Pierre Vialard
|Concours Corbières 2010
Médaille d'OR LA TOUR château GRAND MOULIN ROUGE 2009