Château Vignelaure Red 2011

AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

, 15,5/20 La Revue du Vin de France in 01/01/2018 00:00:00 , 16,5/20 Le Grand Guide des Vins Bettane et Desseauve in 01/01/2017 00:00:00 Medal, Silver Concours des Vins de Provence in 01/01/2017 00:00:00 Medal, Gold Conseil Départemental du Var in 01/01/2017 00:00:00 Medal, Silver Concours des Vins Elle à Table in 01/01/2017 00:00:00

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 in the mouth, tanins are still present. Great lenght 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.