AOP Languedoc cuvée Expression Nature Rouge

Grape Variety

Syrah 80% – Mourvèdre 20%                                      

Terroir                      

Located to the south of the Via Domitia, the terroir mainly consists of ancient terraces called ‘Costières’ – dating back to the Pliocene period – overlooking the Etang de Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean sea. The geological structure of these coastal hills being limestone, red marl, clay, sand and stone.

And to the north of the Via Domitia, growing mainly in chalky limestone soil dating back from the Cretaceous or the Miocene periods, three alternate and distinct areas of: garrigues, pinewoods, vineyards.                                                   

Colour 

Ruby-red colour, luminous, vibrant and concentrated with purplish-red hues.                                        

Nose  

Greatly complex : rich, elegant, full of charm, with over-ripe red and black fruit (cherries that conjure up Kirsch liqueur, red currant, black currant, blackberries and wild strawberries) together with liquorice sweets, spices (black pepper) and woody undertones.                                       

Mouth 

Frank and lively attack and very smooth and well-balanced at the same time.

The mouth develops aromas of ripened red and black fruit together with jam undertones (syrup of red and black fruit, very ripe cherries).

Beautiful tannins, silky-smooth and delicate.

Volume and good length on the palate ; persistent finish.                                  

Best served             

At 16°C

Food and wine-pairing suggestions  

Serve with grilled meat or meat cooked in a sauce : magret of duck, steak served with a fresh morel or truffle sauce.

Serve with gourmet meals such as tournedos Rossini or with a saffron risotto.