Characteristics: This cuvée is the result of a blend of wines that mainly come from the commune of Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes and Rochegude. Average production: 10,000 bottles (75 cl.) per year.
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault are the main varieties of the blend.
Wine Making: When they reach the winery, the grapes undergo a short period of cold maceration for about 8 to 18 hours, in order to extract colour and fruit flavours. Run-off and press juices are blended at once before the fermentation, which lasts between 8 and 10 days at a maximum temperature of 64°F (18°C).
Maturing: The wine is kept in stainless steel tanks to avoid any oxydation. Bottling takes place after fining and filtering.
Tasting notes: The colour is pale, luminous, with a salmon-like tinge. On the nose, the aromas are of ripe pears, raspberries and pomegranates. To the mouth the flavours are fresh and delicate, and linger on with a smooth and fruity finish.
Food and wine pairing: Cold cuts, sausages, mixed-grills.