Le Rouge

VARIETAL

Duras, Syrah, Braucol


PRODUCTION

20,000 bottles


APPELLATION

Côtes-du-Tarn


FARMING PRACTICE

Organic


ORIGINALITY:

Very easy drinking, this wine is a great mid-week treat.


 PRESS AND AWARDS:

86 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

Contain some more unusual grape varieties such as Braucol (Fer Servadou) and Duras with a healthy dose of the altogether more familiar Syrah. Cherry notes, clean red fruited wine. Enjoy the smooth tannins and the cracking fruity finish.  Lovely wine by itself.


PAIRINGS

A perfect pairing to hearty meat dishes such as a hearty beef stew (or its french cousin-cassoulet), Spicy Beef Chili and Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders.