Vinified traditionally with light crushing and fermentation at 28°. Varying techniques (pumping over, cap punching, use of lees, micro oxygenation) are used to extract aromas and colour, to build the middle palate, and create balance.
Deep garnet red in colour with good intensity. Dominantly black fruits on the nose (blackcurrant, blackberry), complemented by leather notes after airing, with underwood and spices. Superb volume on the palate, rich and exceptionally smooth. The final is fresh with a hint of violet.
Food and wine pairing: rack of lamb, stews, game or mature cheeses.
Grown between the Mediterranean and the mountains, IGP Pays d’Oc varietal wines cover an extensive sun-kissed area from the Camargue to the Vermillion Coast, in the heart of France’s largest wine region which is also renowned for its appellation wines.
Its climate promotes healthy vines. The IGP Pays d’Oc production area covers the length and breadth of Languedoc-Roussillon:
Pays d’Oc is such an extensive wine region that it is naturally home to an extraordinary range of soil types, that can vary from sandy terrain along the coast to limestone, schist, clay or stony gravel on the valley floors and hillsides.