OPTIMEE Red

Deep dark ruby colour

Terroir

Pebbled sandstone terraces facing south, south-east
Grape variety : SYRAH : 80 % GRENACHE : 20 %
Vineyards are 50 ans
Yield 35 Hl / Ha

Vinification

Traditional vinification after destemming and picking grapes at full
maturity ( 13-13.5° ).
Fermentation temperature of 28-30° during 8 or 10 days.
Maceration and pumping over during 15 to 20 days .
Pressed wines are separated from strained wines and blended only after tastings.
Ageing
After 12 months, wines are fined (gelatine ) then filtered (1,5-2µ).
Bottling is done only once.

Characteristics

Deep dark ruby colour.
Complex on the nose reminiscent of spices and ripe red fruit
such as cherries, blackberries, blackcurrant.
Taste:
Muscular, long and richly concentrated. Good structure.
The tannins have mellowed and the flavours have married very well offering both warmth and complexity.

Will accompany

Red meats in sauce, game.