The Château Grand Escalion is one of the prestigious estates of Maison Gabriel Meffre built in 1884. The vineyards are located in the commune of Générac, South of the Roman city of Nîmes and include 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 men. The Domaine goes even further by using only organic fertilizers.
The Syrah have been harvested between the 8th and 18th of September, Grenache on the 13th and Mourvèdre and Carignan on September 21st.
The destemmed grapes were placed directly into tanks without crushing. Maceration lasted 4 weeks with daily pumping-over to favour the diffusion of the tannins and a gentle concentration. 18% of the cuvée was matured for 9 months in 3-year oak barrels.
Bottled on 27 July 2017.
17 010 bottlles and 560 magnums produced.
Serve at 16-18°C (60°-65°F). Ideally open 1 hour prior to serving.
Tian of Provencal vegetables
Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2020
One parcel of 15-year old Syrah
Syrah, Grenache and Carignan of 30 years
Mourvèdre are less than 10 years
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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