TYPE: Saint-Chinian
COLOR: Red wine, alcohol 13%
PACKAGING: Burgundy domaine bottles, carton of 6 upright, bottles of 75 cl
ORIGIN: France, Languedoc, Roquebrun to the north of Béziers
CEPAGE: 52% Syrah | 17% Grenache | 17% Carignan | 14% Cinsault

TERROIR: Mediterranean climate, vineyard in the foothills of the Massif Central. Hard brown schiste, typical of the future Roquebrun appellation. Vineyard at 150m.

TRAINING THE VINES: Carignan, Cinsault, some Syrah and Grenache goblet trained some Syrah cordon trained.

PRODUCTION: 6000 bottles/ha, total 30000 bottles

VINIFICATION: The grapes are destemmed and partially pressed. Fermentation takes place without added yeast18 – 25°C to encourage “fermentation aromatique” cf. Jules Chauvet.

ELEVAGE: On lees in full tanks, regular stirring, malolactic fermentation. Racked after malolactic fermentation, retaining the fine lees. Final blending at the end of April and released in the first week of July.

OF INTEREST: The wine is called “Les Cerises” because it is evocative of the freshness of this fruit, the first to ripen each year ahead of the peaches, apricots etc.

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