|Single Bottles (75cl) @ £8.85|
Full with red fruits and wild berries. This wine is rich, has elegant tannins and is very well-balanced.
2009 to 2014
60% Tannat, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 10% Pinenc
Clay, silt and stony soil
The grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed, crushed and put into the fermentation vats. The fermentation lasts between 21 and 25 days depending on the variety and the fermenting musts are pumped over the cap everyday. The wines undergo normal malolactic fermentation. For the ageing, the different base wines are racked and blended in the spring and the aged in cement tanks and used 2 to 4 year old oak barrels and coated with egg white if necessary.
"Inky black. The nose which needs to open further, is already complex, fruity, spicy, smoky. The palate is powerful, solidly structured and full, unveiling beautiful aromatics. The finish is of quality tannins. A wine very typical [of Madiran] with a strong presence." 2 stars (Guide Hachette 2009)
Duck, rare steak etc