Ribet Rouge Rural Organic wine

Tasting notes

  • Colour: Deep purple garnet red with ruby and garnet red tints
  • Nose: Blueberry flavours, red pepper and spicy flavours
  • Palate: Well-balanced and rich with smooth tannins. Long finish on plum notes.
  • Food pairing: Best served at 17 ° C with pastas, barbecues, poultry, game, terrines and medium to strong cheeses; this wine will go very well with chocolate desserts too.

Description

Vineyard profile

  • The vineyard has been farmed organically for the past 10 years.
  • Age: 16 to 31 year-old Cabernet and 14 to 33 year-old Merlot.
  • Soil type: Clay, limestone and gravels for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep clayed and limestone for the Merlot
  • Harvest: Mechanical at night in order to avoid premature oxidation
  • Average yield: 52 hl/ha

Vinification process

Destemming of the grape, each grape variety is vinified separately. Skin contact at 10 °C for 3 days prior to a 6-day fermentation at 24/26°C with daily pumping over, followed by 15-day maceration for the Cabernet and 12 days for the Merlot. The blend is made in November before putting the wine in barrels. 25% of the blend is aged in new oak barrel for 3 months.

Additional information

Grapes Varieties

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot

Appellation

IGP Pays d’Oc

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