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Pic Saint-Loup

We are endlessly looking for quality and, above all, the finest expression of the terroir. This search has led us to distinguish three plots with identifying features. These confidential cuvee trio admirably express three distinctive and unique terroirs.

Description

Plot selection

Located in the town of Corconne, the « Bois de Tourtourel » is an exceptional and unique terroir in Pic Saint-Loup, thanks to an accumulation of Jurassic-era limestone shards created from ice forming in the small crevices of the limestone rock, bursting it into small pieces of gravel, which was then spread over vast swathes of land by floods during the Quaternary period. Nowadays, it is composed of a very homogeneous viticultural soil about 5 meters deep on average. This soil has an important capacity to drain and store large amounts of water deep beneath the soil surface, which gives a regular source of water to the vines during the summer season. With a great exposure, this terroir, downhill from the massif of the forest of Coutach, is protected from northen winds. It has a south, south-eastern exposure, which allows it to benefit from a warm micro-climate. The vineyard is located at 150 meters on a gentle slope.

Cultivation mode

The vineyard has been managed in organic farming since 2006 and biodynamic practices have been introduced for 5 years.

Grape varieties

Syrah : 70% Grenache : 30%

Winemaking and Aging

Harvest entirely destemmed. Traditional fermentation of 30 days in conical trunk tanks. Temperature control during the winemaking process. Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months, then aging during 6 to 9 months in tanks before bottling.

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Colour : Brick red colour.

Nose : Dark, fine and elegant, with overtones of cherry et blackberry, as welle as liquorice and sweet spices.

Mouth : Aromas of cherry and hints of light tobacco. Supple and smooth tannins. An elegant and velvety wine, with great minerality and freshness.

Aging potential : 15 years

Serving temperature : 18°C

Pairing : Lamb shoulder confit, duck magret, braised beef.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Description

Plot selection

« Madeleine » is located at an altitude of 150 meters. The soil is composed of a thick layer of rocky colluvion, limestone-clay from the second Cretaceous era, ideally allowing for natural drainage. Water reserves are abundant, deep below the soil surface. The vegetation is composed of primarily green oak, white oak, rosemary, thyme, juniper bushes, honeysuckle, Aleppo pine: all of these grow in a very hot micro-climate. Due to its south-eastern exposure, this vineyard is one of the first to achieve full maturity during harvest.

Cultivation mode

The vineyard has been managed in organic farming since 2006 and biodynamic practices have been introduced for 5 years.

Grape varieties

Syrah : 50% Grenache : 50%

Winemaking and Aging

Harvest is entirely destemmed, followed by a traditional fermentation with 30 days spent in conical trunk tanks. Control of the temperatures during the winemaking process. Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months, then aging during 6 to 9 months in tanks before bottling.

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Colour : Intense with dark brown shades.

Nose : Aromas of ripe red and black fruits, black olive and vanilla.

Mouth : Fresh and complex, with nice volume in mouth and mellow, silky tannins. Nice balance, with a touch of sweetness.

Aging potential : 15 years

Serving temperature : 18°C

Pairing : Mushroom pie, tagliatelli with black olives, platter of cheese, chocolat biscuit.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Description

Plot selection

Enveloped in gentle sloping hills formed during the Inferior Cretaceous period, this plot is composed of a hard, thin limestone soil, which alternates with brown marl and limestone marl. Their erosion covered them with colluvial, clay limestone, rich in small limestone debris, which ensures an ample access to water for the vine. This plot also benefits from particularly fresh air, a unique component of the “terroir” here, which allows the grape clusters to ripen more slowly.

Cultivation mode

The vineyard has been managed in organic farming since 2006 and biodynamic practices have been introduced for 5 years.

Grape varieties

Syrah : 85% Grenache : 15%

Winemaking and Aging

Harvest entirely destemmed. Traditional winemaking with vatting of 30 days. Temperature control during the winemaking process. Aging in french oak barrels during 12 to 14 months, then blending in wooden conical trunk tanks during 6 to 9 months before bottling.

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Colour : Deep brick red.

Nose : Aromas of undergrowth and black cherry. A full-bodied and fleshy wine

Mouth : Aromas of violet, sweet spices, with hints of liquorice and, slighty, of old leather. A complex and subtle wine, with noble and silky tannins.

Aging potential : 15 years

Serving temperature : 18°C

Pairing : Spicy lamb, stuffed mushrooms, pecorino.

TECHNICAL SHEET

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