Cuvée Germain

-90 points-

“An enticingly perfumed wine that has firm tannins, blackberry flavors and layers of new wood. It is concentrated and powerful, full of the dark weight of Cabernet and Merlot.”

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

VARIETAL

60% Merlot  40% Cabernet Sauvignon


PRODUCTION

20,000 bottles


APPELLATION

Côtes-du-Tarn


FARMING PRACTICE

Organic


ORIGINALITY

In a sumptuous dress and bright garnet, this wine offers wooded scents  nose (spices and roasting) that open then black fruits.


PRESS AND AWARDS

91 points – Wine Enthusiast 2014

Selected in Guide Hubert ****
Selection Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2010
Selected by Weinwirtschaft
Gold Medal: South-West Wines Contest


TERROIR/CLIMATE/SOIL

The vines are on the middle terrace of the Agout, which overhangs the river by more than 40 meters.

The ground has alluvial deposits settled on several strata of sand and calcareous clay, topped with a fine layer of upper silt with quite a large amount of quartz gravel (rounded pebbles).

The property covers 37 ha (about 92 acres) of vines, all the vineyards are simple guyot vertically trained, and the wine density is 5000 vines per hectares (2000 vines per acre).


VITICULTURE/WINEMAKING

The vines are cultivated using sustainable agriculture practices to protect the environment. The soil is plowed and the grass is natural. The vines are in Guyot and cordon pruning. They are dis-budded, the leaves are thinned out and the berries quality is concentrated with the green harvest.

Winemaking process:  Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in oak barrels for 12 months.


TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby color. Fresh wine with hints of spice and an attractive, chocolate combine with jammy fruit on the nose.  This single variety wine reflects the nobles Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes as grown in the unique sandy soils of the South of France. Soft with supple tannins and a good long finish.


PAIRINGS

A perfect pairing with your hearty cheese plate, Spicy Chili or a Chocolate Orange Mousse.