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Cuvée du Loup
A record rainfall of 1600mm over the year! The spring very rainy was real favorable to the attacks of mildew on grapes and leaves. Thanks to our vigilance we were able to protect the vines. Summer was mild and the pressure exerted by the disease decreased. A very beautiful crop was predicted but sadly, on 14th August, a very violent hail storm destroyed more than 30% of our harvest.
Ideally located in the heart of the Esclans Valley between the Esterel and Maures mountains, the domain benefits from a stony clay-sandstone soil of red color, particularly well drained, which helps producing quality grapes and wines.
Grapes varieties :
Grenache, Tibouren and Cinsault.
The grapes for this prestigious cuvée come from our most beautiful plots which are known to offer the best aromatic potential.
The harvest is launched when the phenolic maturities are at their optimum. Each grape variety is harvested separately.
This wine is vinified in accordance with the organic wine charter.
The mechanically harvested grapes are placed directly in the inert presses for a maceration of a few hours.
After maceration, pressing is carried out completely in the absence of air. The juices are left to settle for 24 to 48 hours. After settling and re-incorporation of the filtered muds, the juices are stored in the cold for 4 to 5 days before starting the fermentation. Fermentations start with the addition of selected exogenous yeasts. They last one week at controlled temperature (17-18 ° C).
Once the fermentation is complete, the wines are racked and put in French barrels. The wines are beaten regularly for about 2 months, in order to resuspend the fine lees which give fat to the wine. Finally, the aging lasts for 4 to 6 months before final assembly and bottling.
Bright color with salmon reflections. Fine nose, complex of dried fruits, almonds, hazelnuts, gingerbread. The mouth is smooth and very persistent, ending in smoky and liquorice notes.
It can be drunk as an aperitif, but it is especially during meals that you will most appreciate its qualities.
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