Syrah Viognier

Tasting notes

Colour:
Deep purple colour with ruby tints.

Nose:
At first, sweet spices and violet flowers with fresh blueberry flavours evolving towards strawberry jam notes.

Palate:
Opulent, full bodied but mellow with velvety tannins. Ripe and floral flavours on the middle palate, liquorice and black currant flavours on the long finish.

Food pairing:
Best served at 17° C. Will go well with meat pies, game and grilled red meat, beef stews, medium strong and hard cheeses.

Description

Vineyard profile

Climate: Mediterranean.
Elevation: 240m
Soil type: Clayed Limestone with gravels with red soils in some part of the vineyard.
Age: Between 15 and 30 years old
Density of planting: 4400 vine plant/ha
Pruning: Cordon de Royat and Guyot Simple
Harvest: Mechanical harvest at night.
Average yield: 56 hl/ha

Vinification

Traditional vinification. After pressing, the skins of the Viognier are blended with Syrah grapes prior to fermentation (at 25-28°C). Maceration lasts for two weeks. Three daily pumping over during fermentation, then daily humidification of the cap during two weeks. The wine is then very softly pressed with a pneumatic press. Only the free run juice is used in the blend. 30% of the wine has done its malolactic fermentation in oak barrels and has been aged for 5 months in barrel. The rest of the wine has been aged in stainless steel tanks.

Additional information

Grape Varieties

90% Syrah, 10% Viognier.

Appellation

IGP Pays d'Oc

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