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Corbières Rouge Ocellus

CORBIÈRES ROUGE OCELLUS


The winegrower
: Nicolas de Chevron de Villette
Annual production : 15 000 bottles
Alc. : 14.5% vol
Available in : 75cl, magnum 1.5L
Grape Variety(ies) : Syrah 65% and Grenache Noir 35%
Type of soil : Argilo sableux
Yield: 45hl/ha
Age of the vine: 20 years
Harvest : mechanical with destemmer

VINIFICATION

Fermentation on the skins of stemmed, crushed grapes
During this semi‐liquid phase (when the grapes have been crushed), the phenolic compounds are painstakingly extracted by means of precise temperature control and by the meticulously controlled, mechanical extraction methods of pumping‐over and/or rack and return. The grapes are fermented at 30°C to extract the compounds contained in the skins. The duration of skin contact varies depending on the parcel and the vintage and is determined by means of daily tasting. The average duration is 15‐18 days, but certain vats may macerate for as long as 28 days.

Maturing: Traditional tank semi‐buried
Aging potential: 4 years

CHARACTERISTICS

Limpid garnet red with purple tints. Highly expressive nose of red fruits (jammy raspberry and strawberry), deliciously full, crisp palate that will leave you begging for more.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Good match with grilled meats, steak, white meat, fresh goat cheese. To serve at 16 to 18° C.

AWARDS

• BRONZE Concours général agricole de paris 2012
• BRONZE Concours des grands vins de France MACON 2012
• Guide Hachette des vins 2012
• GOLD MEDAL concours des vignerons indépendants 2014 (OR)
• SILVER MEDAL Concours general agricole paris 2014 (ARGENT)

Winemaker Comments:
“Richly elegant red fruit and spices”