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- PGI Pays de Cucugnan
- 47% Syrah - 37% Grenache - 16% Carignan
- 43% 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 : 17.5 years
62% grenaches come from the Termenès terroir between the villages of Rouffiac-des-Corbières and Mongaillard at an altitude of 450 metres. The soil is composed of sandstone arena. It benefits from a cool Mediterranean climate with a slight Atlantic influence.
38% of the Grenache, Carignan and Syrah grapes come from the Quéribus terroir in the Cucugnan and Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse valley.
Clay-limestone colluvium soil, located at an altitude of 300-400 metres. The climate is typically Mediterranean, tempered by the altitude.
WINE MAKING :
Vinification with de-stemmed grapes at 81%. 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.
Vinification in carbonic maceration at 19% (2/3 Syrah; 1/3 Carignan) with a
Vatting time of 12 to 15 days.
BREEDING : 43% matured in 1-wine barrels (80%), new barrels (20%) for 12 months and 57% matured in tanks.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES : bottling on 23-24 July 2019.
GUARD : Drink within 8 to 10 years of the vintage.
Percentage of alcohol : 14 % VOL
18 - 19°C. Goes well with prime rib, spicy dishes and beef bourguignon.
The mountain with its rocky slopes and the garrigue that clings stubbornly to it. "Ortalécia" is a cuvée made with a majority of Syrah. A warrior, the Syrah survives despite all the difficulties of a dry and windy climate. It offers us a wine of unparalleled tannin finesse and extraordinary aromatics.
Ruby red colour with light garnet tints. Clean and frank nose, red fruits, wild strawberries. The fine and elegant structure leads us to a beautiful expression and a great length. Beautiful roundness that retains freshness and fruit, slightly toasted, with great volume. A wine for laying down that will hold many surprises throughout its life.