Peppery and floral, refined and complex. Serve at 15 -16°C with grilled vegetables and meat, pasta. Dark, with an exuberant blueberry and violet nose, the palate is soft and generous with full black cherry and plum flavours, and a hint of pepperiness. A class wine of very small production, only around 100 cases produced!
100% Petit Verdot. This grape is usually just 5% in the best blends of Bordeaux, adding colour and generous fruit to it. In this bottle you've got 100% of it - wonder how it tastes like?
'Deep purple and brimful of floral and black fruit aromas, with a hint of peach in there too. Full, smooth and fresh on the palate, with liquorice and graphite coming through the ripe berry fruit. Only about 100 cases made, so get your skates on.' 89 points, The Wine Gang (2011 vintage)
Growing conditions: Our terroir consists of loamy – chalky marls limited in depth by sandstone rock, situated in the most Mediterranean part of the Cabardès but with a climate moderated by Atlantic influence. Son of the Languedoc but cousin of the South West. Organic Wine, certified by FR BIO 01. The picking, spread over more than a month is mostly done by machine. The evolution of the maturity of the grape variety is respected. Planted in 2005 with 4600 stocks/ha on the Majelus terroir, a pine tree next to it, it’s the smallest plot of the domain. For now, as we just met, the Petit Verdot seems soft and generous, giving itself completely, easily just on demand. No frenetically racking, treading or other repeated manipulations. It’s a fascinating varietal.
Vinification: The grapes are de-stemmed and their own yeasts assure the fermentation in stainless steel or concrete tanks. First comes a cold pre-fermentary maceration. There is a limited addition of sulphur and a smooth aeration in order to extract only the very best. A more or less long « infusion » together with many tasting will determine the right moment to press (pneumatic.)
Drink it now or keep it for 5/6 years.