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- PGI Pays de Cucugnan
- 52% Grenache - 24% Carignan - 24% Syrah
- 60% barrel-aged
★ No chemicals are used on the estate
★ Organic and biodynamic certifications (in progress)
★ Work in the vineyard and the cellar carried out according to the lunar cycle
★ Each vineyard plot is surrounded by trees (Agro-forestry)
★ Choice of recycled paper for our labels
Average age of the vines : 21 years old
50% of the grenaches come from the Termenès terroir between the villages of Rouffiac-des-Corbières and Montgaillard. The soil is composed of sandstone arena, and is situated at an altitude of 450 metres. It benefits from a cool Mediterranean climate with a slight Atlantic influence.
50% grenaches, Carignan and Syrah come from the terroir of Quéribus, in the valley of Cucugnan and Duilhac-Sous-Peyrepertuse: a soil of clay-limestone colluviums, situated at 300-400 metres altitude. The climate is typically Mediterranean, tempered by the altitude.
WINE MAKING :
Vinification with de-stemmed grapes at 79%. Fermentation for 6 to 8 days then the
The vatting period lasts from 25 to 30 days depending on the container, with pumping over and two or three
three delestages. Run-off and pressing with separation of the presses. Fermentation
Carbonic maceration at 21% (3/4 Carignan; 1/4 Syrah) with a
Vatting time of 12 to 15 days.
BREEDING : 40% matured in vats and 60% matured in 1-wine barrels for 12 months.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES : bottling on 22-23 July 2019.
GUARD : Drink within 8 to 10 years of the vintage.
Percentage of alcohol : 14 % VOL
17 - 18°C. Goes well with grilled red meat, lamb, poultry, creamy cheeses
This cuvée is an intense expression of the magical terroir of the Peter Sichel Estate located at the bottom of the picturesque village of Cucugnan. The depth of its aromas and the racy elegance of its tannins reflect the warmth and softness of the South of France.
A very expressive and crisp nose of ripe fruit, blackcurrant and prunes. Elegance and suppleness characterise the palate with a frank attack that melts into a round of aromas of pepper jam and spices. The reminder of a generous sun at altitude in the exquisite finesse of the tannins. A wine that will have many years ahead of it.