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Château Grand Escalion

Costières de Nîmes

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Château Grand Escalion, built in 1884, is one of the prestigious estates of Maison Gabriel Meffre. The property is located on the commune of Générac, South of the Roman city of Nîmes and includes 44ha (100 acres) of Costières de Nîmes AOP and varietally-designated vineyards. The property is managed under the “Terra Vitis” Sustainable Agriculture practices aimed at respecting the terroir, the vines and the people. In additon, the Domaine uses only organic fertilizers.

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couleur
2016
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A particularly warm year with a very mild and dry winter followed by a slightly more humid spring and a period of intense warmth during the summer up until the harvest. Flowering was very even and successful thanks to a steady northern influence in late June. The vines were able to maintain a healthy foliage during the hottest summer period, allowing optimum ripening conditions.
Harvest began on 31st August for the Syrah and 6th September for the Grenache.
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Costières de Nîmes
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

  • 60% Grenache
  • 40% Syrah

Terroir: 

For this cuvée, we harvested the Grenache and Syrah on clay soil from the plots immediately surrounding the estate. The soil here is particularly deep and therefore there was no hydric stress. This ensures a greater freshness and a beautiful clear hue.

Winemaking: 

Direct pressing. Settling for 48 hours at 15°C and then drawing off of the clear musts. Fermentation is performed over 25 days in sealed concrete tanks with temperatures maintained under 16°C. After racking at the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine spends 4 months in tank before bottling.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Enjoy between 14 et 16°C.

Age of vines & yield: 

5 years for Grenache and 12 years for Syrah

The 44ha of the vineyard extend on gentle slopes that give their name to the estate. “Escalion” means “slope” in provençal language.

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