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Les Vignes Retrouvées Rouge

2010

Terroir

Located in the heart of the South-West, the Plaimont vineyard spreads throughout the Pyrenean foothills up to the hills of Biscay, on incomparably rich terroirs. This cuvee is the result of a blend of 3 terroirs of the appellation: clay limestone, striated clay and a more substantial part of tawny sands are what gives this wine its sweetness and balance.

Vinification

The different mature grapes varieties are vinified in separate tanks. After a prefermentary maceration of 24 hours, the extraction is mainly done by cap-punching to limit the tannic power of the wine. The fermentation temperature is regulated from 24 to 25°C to bring out the fruit flavors. The malolactic fermentation is natural. Total maceration never exceeds 20 days. After the malolactic fermentation, a pre-blending is done and aging starts mainly in concrete tanks with a gentle micro-oxygenation to preserve the fruit. A portion of the wine (20%) is aged in 2 wines oak barrels and added back to the main lot after a 12 month aging.

Features

Generous and open, this wine presents a nose of fresh red fruits (cranberry, blackberry) and spicy vanilla. The mouth is rich but well-balanced with the freshness brought by its high-quality round tannins. Pleasing for its fruit as early as the first year, it will develop after two or three years, an exceptional harmony. This wine has an aging potential of 5 years.

Food Pairings

This wine is ideal with grilled red meats, or meat and gravy like Burgundy Beef Stew, Hungarian goulash or coq au vin.

Details

Producer

Category

Red

Grapes

Tannat, Pinenc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Country / Region

France, Sud-Ouest

Appellation

Saint-Mont (AOC)

Size

750ml

Degree of alcohol

13,5%

Serving temperature

14 to 16°C

Available in these provinces

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta

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