Prestige Rouge 2012 (Available by bottle)

C$48.15Price

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Deep purple colour with ruby highlights on the rim. Intense, rich extracts with scents reminiscent of black fruits (blackcurrant, cherry) followed by hints of spices, violet and star aniseed. Full body with fruit flavours balanced elegantly by soft tannins and a long, smooth finish with lingering hints of red berries and spices.

 

Pair with roast and grilled meat, game birds, richly flavoured dishes. medium and aged cheese.

 

  • Grape varieties: Syrah 80%, Grenache noir 20%.

    Production: 30 hl/ha. Manual harvest, aging in oak barrels for one year.

    Alcohol Grading: 14.5%

    Colour: Dark purple dress.

    Bouquet: Intense nose of black fruits (blackcurrent, cherry) followed by smoke, spieces, violets and star anise. Lightly wooded and well melted.

    Palate: Lots of amplitude, tannins present, but supple and well coated fresh red fruits and spices.

    Food/wine pairings: Tasty or spicy dishes, game, red meat in sauce and braised cheeses.

    Aging: 8 to 10 years.

    Serve: 16°C to 18°C

    Vinification: The grape harvest is destemmed and crushed. Juices and skins ferment and macerate in vats for 3 weeks. Juice of gout and juices are separated. Aging is carried out under wood (French oak barrels renewed every four years) for one year, then the wine is bottled and kept in the cellar for a few months prior to marketing.

     

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