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La Grande Mélée (The Big Scrum)

£35.00

PRE-ORDER ONLY – Arriving into the UK early July – RESERVE YOUR BOTTLE NOW

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

Description

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.

Additional information

Sport

Rugby

Unit

per bottle

Colour

Red

Closure

Cork

Country

France

Origin

Générac

Winemaker

Bismarck & Jannie Du Plessis

Style

Bold