Characteristics: This cuvée is a blend of grapes coming from the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde. Average production: 15,000 to 20,000 bottles (75 cl.) per year. Grape Variety : 100% Syrah
Wine Making: The grapes for the “Seigneur de Maugiron” cuvée are picked by hand, plot by plot, at top maturity. Fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped concrete tanks, following two days of pre-fermentary cold maceration. The maceration process continues under controlled temperatures of 82°F to 86°F (28°C to 30°C). Daily cap pushing down and pumping over are carried out for approximately 10 days. The total vatting time can last up to 20 days.
Maturing: The wine is aged for 14 to 16 months in new or one year old oak casks. The barrels are topped up regularly.
Tasting notes: The colour is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie “Seigneur de Maugiron” has blackcurrant, redcurrant, liquorice and smoky aromas, underscored with light woody notes. The palate shows a tightly-knit tannic framework. The wine is well-balanced with a silky texture. It combines fine concentration with great delicacy.
Food and wine pairing: Fine meats, roast beef, water games, truffles, spicy stews. The bottle should be opened 1 to 3 hours before serving and decanted if the wine has been laid down for more than 5 years.