Arrogant Frog – Syrah Viognier

  • Appellation : IGP Pays d’Oc
  • Grape Variety : 90% Syrah, 10% 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.
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Description

The Vineyard

  • 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.

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