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Mont Rocher Carignan Vieilles Vignes, IGP Pays D'Hérault, France, 2012

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Technical Details

  • Blend: Carignan 100%
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • pH:
  • Acidity:
  • Residual Sugar: 8 g/l
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Colour: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No
  • Suitable for Vegans: No
  • Organic: No
  • Biodynamic: No

Producer Profile

Southern France, with its multifarious regions, indigenous grapes, cultures and traditions is home to some of the most exciting, characterful wines in the world at present. Mont Rocher is a collection of wines produced from indigenous varieties, produced in a style that lets them clearly express their varietal typicity and sense of place. Pure, authoritative packaging that lets the wines do the talking meets delicious, well balanced wines that offer a taste of the real France.

Vintage Report

The Languedoc grape harvest of 2012 was a record-breaker: with crops down worldwide this year, the southern French region's estimated 11.7 million hectolitres (figures from October 1, 2012) was an all-time low.

Viticulture

The fruit is sourced from vines around the village of Cruzy, sort of medium altitude in the western Hérault north of Narbonne, and - this is the secret - the vines are 50 years old.

Winemaking

Although this wine is made with an old traditional grape variety, the vinification was carried out in a modern style. The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The fermentation is carried out at controlled temperature, around 23°C . The ageing is carried out in tanks with a small amount of French oak staves to add more complexity and roundness to the blend.

Oak Treatment

Time: 3 months; Type: French Staves; % oaked: 35;

Tasting Note

This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The palate is soft, full flavoured with a smooth easy drinking finish.

Food Matching

With casseroles and roast beef

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