The grapes are harvested at full ripeness according to berry tastings for each plot. The grapes are sorted first in the vineyard and then in the winery. The vinification is traditional with a vinification lasting 3 to 4 weeks, followed by a short post-fermentation maceration in order to extract a bit more color, aromas and tannins. Aged for one year.
N°2 Grés de Montpellier – Red Wine
Rares Terroirs is a collection of wines from the Languedoc Roussillon region.
The Grés de Montpellier appellation is located on the slopes surrounding the Montpellier agglomeration, about fifteen kilometers away from the Mediterranean coast. Its terroir is characterized by round pebble gravels and sea sprays favoring the culture of the vines.
All the selected terroirs have a history and their own specific characteristics that are ideal for the crafting of fine wines. All are premium, high-quality wines, whose unusual aromas set them apart and which have been selected to offer consumers an alternative drinking experience.
AOP Languedoc 2016
60% Grenache – 40% Mourvèdre
13 % Vol.
The vines are grown on clay-limestone composition
Up to 8 years
This wine is dressed in red – purple color with pale pink shades.
First fresh, expressive and typically Mediterranean nose. There is a jumble of macerated fruit (candied cherry), soft spices, chocolate, a little licorice and black olive.
The entry is fine and melted, a good volume without heaviness. Palate is very balanced and silky, which combines enough softness, freshness and round tannins to hold, again in finesse.
Best served at 18ºC
The cuvée Nº2 offers us exceptional characteristics, vines are planted since 1985, it is located on a scrubland hillside overlooking Sète, Montpellier and the Mediterranean Sea.
The wineyard offers “ideal” conditions: no soil, but cracks in the underlying limestone, which vines, while aging, have learned to explore to collect vital water. No chemical fertilizer or weed killer is used, the plant cover is controlled only by mechanical processes with manual harvesting.
It is for this scrubland swept by the winds, the maritime entries of moist air between thyme, rosemary, oaks, juniper trees, euphorbia and broom that in summer it promotes an early maturity and a good balance of the wines.
It will be ideal with red meat, a game, beef ribs and refined cheeses.