Je me Souviens
AOP Saint-Chinian Rouge 2013
The wine is the grower’s memory. For us, it has been transmitted since the 17th century. Our family has undergone the vicissitudes of the Languedoc viticultural history. The soul of the present estate has been our mother Marie-Françoise. This cuvee is a tribute to her.
mourvèdre 97 %, syrah 3%
Our Vineyard is located 50 kms north of the Mediterranean, at the foot of the Caroux and Espinouse hill. The geological diversity of the terroirs which constitute the domain offer a unique setting. It comprises Ordovician Flyshoids from the Primary Era ( schists), Limestone of the Tertiary Era and ancient fluvio-glacial pebble deposits belonging to the Upper terraces of the Quaternary Mindel glaciations. The Espinouse range influences our dry climate as the north wind is pulled upward by the slopes creating upward drafts which protect the vineyard from the rain. Summers are dry and hot, which favours the development of small thick skinned berries.
All grapes from the 2 varieties were destemmed. The wines were vinified at high temperature with a long maceration. Daily pumping-over and delestage.
Character of the wine
This cuvee is the culmination of our range. This is a wine for Mourvèdre lovers: luscious and refined. The nose exhales floral undergrowth notes. The mouth is dominated by an impression of rich silky flavours. Conditions in 2013 were so exceptional that it permitted to achieve a great wine for keeping.