Domaine de Rancy Red wines IGP CC Carignan

IGP Côtes Catalanes Carignan 2008

Location and soil :carignan 
Schistose parcels on the «Â  commune  » (=borough) of ESTAGEL  
1 hectares 29 ares 27 in total

Grapes varieties : 100% old carignan  

Yield : 15 hectoliters per ha

Vinification :
Summer thinning out of the crop on the carignan stocks
Check of grape maturity and picking at full ripeness
First selection of the bunches on the vineyard site
Second selection upon arrival at the cellar
Stemming and light crushing
Long fermentation and maceration time (3 weeks) including regular foot-treading
Bottling in April 2012

Aging :
1/4 : 1 year old barrels coming from Seguin Moreau cooper
3/4 kept in tanks

Total alcohol : 14.5 vol%

Comments about Wine-tasting :

Purple dress. Nose of red berries, flesh of plum, small ripe(mature) black fruits. Round, pleasant and melted mouth, where we find this pure fruit, almost too much. Finale slightly spiced bring a touch of tension otherwise of firmness. A carignan to discover.

Food pairings :
Delicatessen, stews, meats red, beef ribs, pâtés, cheeses among which époisses cheese, Maroilles cheese, Munster cheese.

Temperature of service : 10°/13°

Wine to let rest in decanter rather