The cuvée “Safranée” of Château Grand Escalion comes from a small parcel selection. Jewel of its terroir, this blend of Syrah and Grenache is a pure pleasure!
Parcel selection of 4 ha, on Villafranchian quartzitic pebbles deposited by the Rhône, lying on limono-clayey hillsides (Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre) and on red clay soils (Syrah). This terroir produces small grape bunches, well ventilated and guaranteeing perfect sanitary conditions.
Harvested between the 29th and 7th of September 2017. 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. 25% of the cuvée was matured for 10 months in French oak barrels.
Bottled on 19th July 2018.
22 869 bottlles and 410 magnums produced.
Aromas of ripe red plum and sweet spices with a full, round and long palate, characterize this wine in 2017.
Serve at 16-18°C (60°-65°F). Ideally open 1 hour prior to serving.
Optimum maturity: 2018 - 2024
Alc. by vol.: 14.5%
"Camargue" black risotto
15 years on average
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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