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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.

Premiere Nature 2020
couleur
2020
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At the beginning of the harvest, all the conditions were gathered for the success of this vintage: a rainy autumn ensuring optimal water recharging, a mild and dry winter, a summer marked by hot days and nights cool enough to preserve the grapes. The harvest began in the 3rd week of August and took place in optimal conditions with magnificent grapes, a beautiful maturity and an excellent sanitary state.

Rewards
ARGENT - ANIVIN
BRONZE - DWWA
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Première Nature - Sans Soufre Ajouté
Vintage
2020

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: 

Vinification without added sulfites.  After intense work in the vineyard to ensure a healthy and perfectly ripe harvest, the grapes were placed in oxygen-free tanks to begin fermentation. The tanks were worked gently with daily pump-overs. The finished wine was drawn off the skins quite early to avoid too much tannin extraction and to maintain a generous fruit profile.

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.
 
Grilled or roasted red meat
Tapas

Age of vines & yield: 

20 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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