Grain de Syrah 2019
The velvet of Les Complices des Calanques
Syrah 90% Vermentino 10%
This wine comes from a vineyard in Provence, in the center of the Var department. The soil is very rocky, made of schist and quartz complemented by limestone and sandstone. It is very poor and naturally filters. The plots from which come this wine use sustainable agriculture, the harvest is done by hand.
The two grape varieties ferment together in a thermoregulated concrete vat. To obtain a very smooth extraction, very short pumpings are used. For this wine, we only use free-run juice, 80% aged in a concrete vat and 20% aged in French oak barrels, for 12 months. The 2 batches are mixed together to age for 3 more months in a concrete vat before bottling.
The robe is a ruby red color with purple reflections. The nose is dominated by red and black fruit aromas (cherry, strawberry, blackberry). Some floral and spicy notes (violet, pepper, clove) make the wine more complex. The mouth is round, tender and velvety, with delicate tannins.
It’s a supple and strong wine, that can be enjoyed today and will get even better over the next three years.
Grilled red meat, roasted poultry, bluefin tuna à la plancha, hard cheeses.
15 to 18 degrees Celsius.