AOC Côtes de Provence
"Habillage Noir et Or"
Vintage 2011 :
The year was marked by a rainy winter - a hot, dry spring - summer was mixed. Blooming took place early and in good condition. After a little sunny, cool and watered July, August was rather hot and dry. The harvest began on August 27th.
Ploughing, no chemical weed killers, animal manure, copper and sulphur treatments.
The grapes are picked and sorted by hand, according to their polyphenolic ripeness (depending on the evolution of the maturity, two to three analytical tests and berry tastings are carried out every week in order to determine the optimum harvest date). In the press room, the berries are destemmed, slightly treaded and transferred into stainless steel vats. The alcoholic fermentation is run so as to extract optimum fruit and colour, but also to produce an elegant wine. Maceration lasts about 10 days. Two or three transfers are performed during the maturation. Then the wine is blended in vats and bottled in the Château.
Our red wines will seduce you with their elegance and surprise you with their ageing ability ; notes of red fruits, with mellow tannins, long on the palate. They are a perfect match for all meats, cheeses and chocolate, and can be drunk just for pleasure. Best served between 16° an 18°C.