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Rich, Fruity & Powerful
Tasting Notes: Dark black/ink colour. Powerful nose of black berries, cherries and moka. On the palate, black fruit aromas dominate, supported by a clean and beautiful tannic structure. While being dense, the mouthfeel remains soft, delicate and full of expression, leading to a long and surprisingly fresh finish.
Food Pairing: Hearty beef stew, steak and hard matured cheeses
Specificity: A very thin limestone layer, a unique thing in the Costieres de Nîmes region, goes through the RFV block, creating that fresh feeling this wine offers on the pa- late, while being still powerful.
Blend: this first vintage 2018 is made out of 90% and 10% Grenache.
Vinification: Hand harvest. The grapes are fully destemed. Fermentation for about 9 days at 26-27°c, then 28- 29°c when the fermentation ends. Very short pump overs, 3 to 5 minutes, about 3 to 4 times/day.
Objective: enhancing the power, while keeping that fresh finish (slightly minty). Macération post-fermentation for 10 to 15 days on skins to define the wine’s final structure
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels. Those barrels are not flame heated but steam heated. This type of barrels avoid giving a oaky/toasted taste to the wine. The steam technic preserves the wine’s freshness and help enhancing minerality.
Bismarck & Jannie Du Plessis