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Château Grand Escalion

Première Nature - Sans Soufre Ajouté

Vin de France

"Première Nature" is the first "sulphur free" cuvée of the Estate. A pure and simple expression of the terroir of Grand Escalion.

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2019
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The harvested took place between the 29th of August and the 15th of September. Skins are thin and tannins very elegant, with  blackcurrant notes and pepper. While the yields vary from parcel to parcel, the harvest on the estate is small overall.

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Première Nature - Sans Soufre Ajouté
Vintage
2019

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 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

Age of vines & yield: 

19 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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