Grand Réserve

90 points

Wine Enthusiast, 2012

VARIETAL

80% Merlot  20% Cabernet Sauvignon


PRODUCTION

750 bottles


APPELLATION

Côtes-du-Tarn


FARMING PRACTICE

Organic


ORIGINALITY

Ruby, minty, black currant, dry and elegant.


PRESS AND AWARDS

90 points – Wine Enthusiast, 2012


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.


TASTING NOTES

A sumptuous dress of bright garnet, this wine offers the woody-scented nose (spices and roasting) that opens to black fruits. The presence and mouth feel impress, as well as the quality of the tannins.


PAIRINGS

A perfect pairing with your favorite cut of beef and chocolate dessert.