Magnum - Château Vignelaure Red 2011

AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

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Magnum - Château Vignelaure Red 2011

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Syrah (35%) coming from old vines (around 45 years old). A wine that can be drunk now but it is going to improve on next future. Red with purple reflects colour. a fruity nose (strawberry, blackcurrent, blackberry, raspberry) combine with leather and earthy flavors lifted by spices. Complexity on the palate, tannins are still present. Long-lasting finish on mature fruits and liquorice.

2011 vintage is a great vintage due to mature grapes and good balances. The vinification is first in stainless-steel tanks and then aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Age potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: strong read meat, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Hand harvest with sorting.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 53 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2011.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield: 32Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2011: 26 Hl/Ha.