Grand Carignan 2020

9,40 

This wine is from a unique, north-east facing plot called “Grand Carignan” which is located half-way up the vineyard, on Ensérune hill facing the Montagne Noire. These Carignan vines are over 45 years old and therefore qualify as old vines. 
This and the method winemaking used, produces a wine with a distinctively fresh and fruity palate. Les Parcelles is supple and round with fresh red fruit aromas and mentholated notes in the finish.  

Technical Sheet – Grand Carignan 2020

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Weight 1 kg
Couleur

Red

Appellation

IGP Côteaux d'Ensérune

Certification

HVE 3 (High Environmental Value level 3)

Cépages

Carignan

Alcohol content

13.5% ABV

Tasting

Deep garnet colour. Intense and fresh nose with mentholated notes. Supple and perfumed palate displaying fresh notes of forest floor and black fruits, with a spicy finish and melted tannins.

Serving temperature

15-17°C to appreciate the wine’s aromatic character.

Food & wine pairings

Perfect as an aperitif with hors d’oeuvre, and with cured meats (Serrano ham), white meats or Mediterranean vegetable dishes like roast aubergine or ratatouille.

Winemaking

Mechanical harvesting in mid-September, from the Grand Carignan old vines plot. Skin contact at controlled temperatures and alcoholic fermentation in vats for three weeks, with regular pumping over to achieve slow extraction. Racking before malolactic fermentation, and then ageing in large oak barrels before bottling.

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