Region: Languedoc Roussillon (750 000 acres) along the Mediterranean sea.
Grape Variety: 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Soil: The different terroirs (clay and limestone in Limoux and gravels in the Gard) add complexity and richness to the wine.
Climate: Selection of vines located in the coolest areas of the Languedoc region near Limoux (wide temperature range between cool nights and warm days) and in the Gard region where the weather is warmer.
Vinification: De-stalking and crushing of the grapes – alcoholic fermentation in vats with rack and return twice a day (temperature carefully controlled to reach 27°C / 81°F at the end of the fermentation) – micro oxygenation before malolactic fermentation to enhance the color and to supple the tannins. Malolactic fermentation in vats.
Deep garnet red with purple highlights. Good intensity, mixing ripe black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) with flattering toasty and spicy notes when agitated. Round and smooth on the palate with velvety tannins. Long fruity aftertaste with notes of vanilla and licorice.
Grilled red meat, pasta, spicy dishes and cheese. Best served between 16°C and 18°C / 60°F and 65°F.
Gold Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard 2019 – France
Vintage Silver Medal – Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2019 – UK 2018 vintage