Alaric

The emblematic blend of the estate is made from a selection of beautiful plots at the foot of the Alaric mountain. Syrah, Carignan and Grenache or Mourvèdre make up this cuvée in varying proportions depending on the vintage. A deep, silky and spectacularly fresh Corbières!

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Appellation

AOP Corbières

Vintage

2018, 2019

Varieties

25 year old Syrah (55%), 60 year old Carignan (30%) & 30 year old Grenache (15%), (18hl/ha)

Terroir

Gravel hillsides on clay-limestone and marl soils

Viticulture

Gobelet & cordon de Royat pruning (Syrah), ploughing 1 row in 2. Inter-vine cultivation

Harvest

Picked by hand, Sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar before destemming

Winemaking

Stainless steel and cement tanks, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 28-30 days of gentle maceration

Ageing

Barrels for 12 months with stirring of the fine lees then vat

Production

16000 bottles, Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Tasting Note

Black fruit and zest on the nose. Fleshy, intense and long finish with a hint of mint.

Pairings

Red meats, grilled, roasted or stewed, old cantal

Alcohol

14.5%

Evolution

Drink within 10 years

Service

Decant and serve at 15ºC

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