Las Vals rouge

Parcel selections of Mourvèdre from the hillsides. A long and very gentle process of maceration, or rather infusion, begun in 2013, produces a deep but very fresh wine with surprisingly fine tannins for a 100% mourvèdre.

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Appellation

Vin de France

Vintage

2018, 2019

Varieties

Mourvèdre (30 ans), (15hl/ha)

Terroir

Fluvial terraces of sandstone pebbles on clay-limestone soils

Viticulture

Trained goblet pruning, cultivation with ploughing 2 rows out of 3, inter-vine cultivation

Harvest

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

Winemaking

Tapered wooden vats and earthenware amphorae, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 35-day maceration in vats without handling, 10 months in jars (dolia)

Ageing

On fine lees with weekly rotating stirring of the barrels for 12 months

Production

8100 bottles, Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Tasting Note

Luscious nose of red fruits and slightly spicy notes. Unctuous, straight and fresh on the palate, reminiscent of the nose. Tannins nicely rounded. Good length.

Pairings

Spicy, Mediterranean cuisine with character. Lamb, couscous, aubergine. Refined Cantal cheese

Alcohol

14.5%

Evolution

Will develop towards notes of sweet spices, leather and blond tobacco

Service

Decant and serve at 15ºC