The Grenache and Syrah grapes selected for this cuvée are vinified separetely to preserve their characteristics.
This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.
Clayey limestone soils from the north of Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, the vineyard benefit from the summer heat and Mistral wind.
Each grape variety is vinified individually. The vatting is during 3 or 4 weeks according to grape variety. The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The different grape varieties are blended. The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
«Easy, forward plum and cherry flavors abound in this ripe, juicy red.» Wine Enthusiast, March 2019
For everyday meals with grilled and BBQed meats and strong cheese. It can be enjoyed now.
Born during the 3rd century in Spain, Saint Vincent has been considered as the patron saint of winegrowers ever since the Frankish King Childebert brought back his tunic from Saragossa, the Spanish town of which he was Deacon. Several reasons can explain this choice, the simplest being the presence of the French word for wine (‘vin’) in his name. And given that Vincent means ‘triumphant’ in Latin, the choice of this name for our wine needs no further explanation!
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