Rivesaltes Grenat

A.O.C. : Rivesaltes Grenat

Variety : Grenache Noir 100 %

Yield : Between 20 and 25 hectolitres/hectare

Altitude : Between 250 and 350 m

Aspect : Southeast facing land

Soil : Sandy-clay soil developed over black schist, shiny schist and gneiss from the Agly mountains

District : Vines located near Força Real

Vinification : Grapes hand picked at optimal maturity, destalked, crushed, then thermo-regulated fermentation and the cap of must is fortified. 5 week maceration under the marc after fortification. Early bottling to limit oxidation.

Ageing : Ageing in our cellars

Tasting : Nice deep, dark garnet colour. Powerful on the nose, with cooked fruit (blackberry) and kirsch with subtle cocoa-like notes. On the palate, the entry is clean and delicious, fleshy with aromas of bigarreau cherry and stone fruit, and subtle and coated tannins. Very long lingering finish.

Serving : This big wine should be served between 12 and 15°C

Accompaniments : Perfect as an aperitif and with desserts such as red fruit tarts or “bavarois”.

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