Côtes de Gascogne
Terroir : The vineyards are in Gascony country, the sun-drenched land of the musketeers. The grapes are harvested, vinified, aged and bottled by Pierre Laplace.
Varietal : 60% Tannat, 30% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Vinification : Maceration for 10 to 12 days at controlled temperatures ( 22°C), to combine structure and aromatic potential.
Aging : Aging in tanks for six months. Bottling after aging.
Color – Ruby red with light red, brilliant tints.
Nose – Expressive with fully-ripe black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry, etc.). A few touches of spice and green pepper add a very interesting aromatic complexity.
Mouth – Supple, elegant and fruity mouth aromas. Notes of spice, violet and blackberry balance the slightly tannic touch that gives spirit to this wine.
Food Pairing: The balance of this wine makes it go pleasantly with various types of cuisine: traditional, world or Italian.
Serve between 15 and 16°C with the country-style terrine or grilled lamb chops.