Magnum Château Vignelaure Red 2013

AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

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Magnum Château Vignelaure Red 2013

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) from old vines (around 45 years old). A wine that can be drunk now but it is going to improve in the near future. Red with purple reflects. The nose offers very fruity notes (strawberry, blackcurrent, blackberry, raspberry) combine with leather earthy flavors and hint of spicies. Complexity on the palate, tannins are still present. Long-lasting finish on mature fruits and liquorice.

Human decisions were very important for this vintage. Work and great terroir of Vignelaure gives the opportunity to produce nice wines. The vinification takes place first in stainless-steel tanks and then the wine is aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2013.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield : 28 Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2012: 24 Hl/Ha. Hand harvest with careful sorting.