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Château Grand Escalion

Merlot - Pays d Oc Première Nature

Indication géographique protégée

In the continuity of a sustainable viticulture - Terra Vitis practices - Première Nature is the no sulphur cuvée of the Estate. A pure and simple expression of the soil of Grand Escalion.

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2018
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Autumn was exceptionally dry. Spring reversed the trend with a significant accumulation of rain between April and June. The Summer months of 2018 were marked by sustained high temperatures yet with the water reserves accumulated during Spring, the vegetative cycle progressed without stress.  A light storm on August 10th brought a welcome rainfall and the ripening process completed without incident. The harvest was carried out under dry conditions and was finished before the late September rains arrived.

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Merlot - Pays d Oc Première Nature
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

100% Merlot

Terroir: 

The grapes come from our parcel named "Garance" on sandy loam soil. A well-drained soil that produces a rich and intense Merlot.

Winemaking: 

After an important follow-up work carried out in the parcel to obtain perfectly healthy grapes at optimum maturity, the harvest took place on September 4, 2018. The grapes were immediately pressed and placed in vats. The alcoholic fermentation, deliberately short (10 days) was done under neutral atmosphere with daily pumping over.

 

Vinification without added sulphites.

 

Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

A very generous "nature" style with a fine, juicy structure. Fresh and charming with intense aromas of red fruits.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Store in a cool and dry place away from light.

Best enjoyed young.
Ideally open 1 or 2 hours before serving to oxygenate the wine and reveal its aromas.

Stuffed mushrooms
Charcuterie plate from Corsica
Grilled lamb chops with thyme

Age of vines & yield: 

18 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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