FRANCE

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Les Comtes Rouge
2012 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Terroir de la Méjanelle.
Soil Type: Terrasses with rolled alpine alluvium pebbles.
Vine Age: 15 Years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
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Yield: 40 hl/ha

Vinification:

This is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10 % Mourvčdre.
Les Comtes Rouge was first released in 2007 and was created as a tribute from a son to his father when ownership of the estate was passed on from Henri to his son Pierre. it is to re-discover the traditional cépages from the region.
Les Comtes Ropuge is from the Coteaux du Languedoc, la Méjanelle within the area known as Grés de Montpellier.
The area defined as Grés de Montpellier enjoys much the same climate throughout a zone stretching east from the middle valley of the Herault to the Vidourle; its northern boundary is the Pic St Loup where the weather changes and the Pic St Loup appellation starts. There’s a strong maritime influence and the humid sea winds in August are particularly helpful to obtain the ideal maturity, along with the strong sunshine and cumulative temperatures of over 1 800°C during the growing season. The moderate Mistral wind is also regular.
La Méjanelle vineyard shows early ripening.

After harvest the juice was fermented at 25-26°Centigrade, no wood aging.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Garnet.
Nose: Intense Garrigue, red berries, cherry with some licorice.
Palate: Bold and silky at the same time, with elegant tannins and an unctuous finish.
Other: May be enjoyed while young, it will also evolve gracefully over time. Great with grilled meat, as well as medium cheeses such as Cantal and Brebis. It is a perfect match for Southern France cuisine.

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