Costières de Nîmes Safranee 2014

AOP Costières de Nîmes Red

Awards

  • 90 pts Wine Advocate
  • 89 pts Vinous
  • 04-mai Guide Hubert
  • Coup de cœur La Revue du Vin de France
  • Coup de cœur Magazine L'Epicurien
  • 15/20 - Coup de cœur Bettane & Desseauve

Tasting

“Dark crimson robe due to the 75% Syrah with concentrated blue fruit and integrated oak aromas. The palate shows fresh fruit livelyness and silky, harmonious tannins. The finish is long and elegant.”
Nicolas Speranza – Estate Manager/winemaker (Dec 2015)

Food & wine pairings

“Bresse” chicken with wild mushrooms

Grilled lamb brochette with rosemary and salt of the Camargue

Detailed information

Vintage

After somewhat classic” Spring conditions, the vine growth was stable and constant, supported by atypical rainfall for this southern region. Thanks to a strong vigilance the grapes were harvested healthy and with excellent ripeness. Syrah have been harvested last, at the end of september, after the late-ripening grape varieties, to reach perfect maturity.

Grape varieties

75% Syrah, 25% Grenache

Terroir

Villafranchian quartz pebbles deposited by the Rhône river and red clay

Winemaking

5-day skin soak prior to fermentation. According to tasting evaluation, an alternance of punching down, pumping over and rack-and-return methods were applied. Moderate extraction, especially towards the end of the alcoholic fermentation, to favour silky tannins. The free-run and press wine
were blended before being put into barrel and tank. 40% was placed in 3-year old oak barrels for a period of 8 months.
Bottled the 8th July 2015. 6.600 bottles produced.

Service

16°-18°C

Degree of alcohol

15% vol.
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