Garnet with plum-like hues with spicy and high aromatic intensity and notes of pink peppercorn, red apple and menthol. Upon swirling the glass, hints of leather, honey, toasted sesame seeds and sweet paprika emerge. Palate: An attack revealing this wine’s distinctive personality, resulting from its medium-to-high acidity and round tannins that balance the aromas on the palate. Notes of roasted bell peppers, damp soil and honey. A juicy, full finish: lingering and delicately balanced.
The summer was mostly warm, but with great thermal amplitude (very hot days followed by very cold days). Yields were relatively normal. The dry harvest season produced grapes in perfect health. With medium to high alcohol levels, and acidity slightly above average, 2019 wines tend to be fresh and elegant.
Manual harvest during March and April. Aging in French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 third use) for 12 months, then 6 months in bottle before being released.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.