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Syrah - Pays d Oc

Indication géographique protégée

IGP Pays d'Oc wines are produced in the Languedoc-Roussillon, in 4 departments bordering the Mediterranean Sea: Pyrénées Orientales, Aude, Hérault and Gard. Each grape varieties find its expression in a variety of soils: clay, limestone, schist, stony and sand soils, all of which produce dense and complex aromas.

Syrah
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2015
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The water reserves accumulated during the Spring period were substantial, but the month of July was extremely hot and dry which slowed the maturation process. The mid-August rainstorms were salutary in permitting the vegetative cycle to continue the ripening process. The grapes were very healthy and 2015 is overall a very good vintage for the Languedoc.

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Syrah - Pays d Oc
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

The Syrah grapes come from the Hérault department around the village of Pézenas. The smooth fruit-driven element comes from the gravely-clay soils dating from the Miocene period. This is balanced by a lively acidity provided by the clay-alluvium soils of the plains near the Thau basin and the Hérault river, as well as the limestone scree on the hillsides around Florensac. 

Winemaking: 

Traditional fermentation in cement tanks with pumping-over and rack-and-return. 25 to 30 days of maceration
 
45% of the cuvée spends 6 months in 275lt one- and two-year oak Laurus barrels.
Production: 5750 bottles and 280 magnums
Bottling date: 31 May 2017

Tasting notes: 

Dark and almost opaque purple/red. A nose of black olives and a touch dark plum and cassis. The palate is smooth and full with a lively freshness and long spicy finish, consistent with this sunny vintage.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

BBQ pork ribs, charcuterie, roasted ham and ewe’s milk cheese

Ageing potential: 3 to 6 years
Alc. by Vol.: 12.5% vol.

Age of vines & yield: 

30 to 35 years - 38hl/ha 

Languedoc is one of the largest vineyards in the world, producing a unique and flamboyant range of 56 grape varities.

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