45% Syrah 20% Mourvedre 15% Carignan 20% Grenache
This family run estate extends over 70 hectares with 25 hectares situated in the AOC Corbieres region and 45 hectares producing Vin de Pays d'Oc wines since the early 1970s the the 'de Cibeins' family have been considered pioneers in viticulture they were amongst the first to introduce Mediterranean grape varieties such as Syrah and Mourvedre, to the area whilst the single varietal Vin de Pays d'Oc wines are held in high esteem name in a region where are blends are the norm. Situated on clay and limestone soils on the northern edge of the Alaric hills, the vineyards are protected from the intense Mediterranean heat enabling a long slow ripening period.
Once the grapes are picked and destemmed, they continue on to a traditional form of vinification. Each variety is vinified separately to maximise its flavours and freshness. Fermentation is temperature controlled as maceration is completed between 12 and 15 days. Maturing takes place for 18 months in tanks and then bottled.
Intense nose of dark fruit. In the mouth, its full round fruity with notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, coffee. A dense and powerful wine full of character with a nice syrah-grenache balance.
Red meat dishes such as steak or rich stews would also work with braised tofu and mushroom dishes.
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ABV 13.5% by volume 75cl bottle with a cork.
Red meat dishes such as steak or rich stews
PER BOTTLE £9.95 (inc VAT)