Aromas of tobacco, spices, red fruits and mocha. Supple on the palate with fresh and elegant tannins with toasted and vanilla notes and a lingering finish.
If Réserve de Jeanne is distinct for its balance, Réserve de Georges is built on its volume. Located on sloping stony hills, these grapes in this vintage come from a small harvest. Vinified with natural yeasts and no added sulphites, this powerful wine is also smooth, supple and tender.
Languedoc-Roussillon, is one of the largest and most diverse wine-producing regions in France. It is located in the southern part of the country, along the Mediterranean coast. It has a long history of viticulture and winemaking, and it’s known for producing a wide range of wine styles.
This region benefits from a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The diverse geography includes coastal plains, rolling hills, and mountainous areas, which create a variety of microclimates and soil types.
Cabardès is situated in the western part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, not far from the city of Carcassonne. The vineyards are spread across the foothills of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain) and benefit from a variety of microclimates due to the region’s diverse geography.
Cabardès is unique among the wine appellations in the Languedoc-Roussillon region because it allows for the blending of both traditional grape varieties from the Languedoc (such as Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre) and grape varieties more commonly associated with Bordeaux (such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot). This blending of grape varieties gives Cabardès wines a distinctive character and flavor profile.
After harvest grapes are sorted and fully crushed, followed by a pre-fermentation cold maceration for 5 days at 6 degrees Celsius. No sulphite vinification and indigenous yeast fermentation at 28 degrees Celsius in 300 hl stainless steel tanks with daily pump-overs and punch downs for 35 days. Malolactic fermentation follows and 10% of the blend is then maturated for 6 months in 600 liter oak barrels.
Ideal serving temperature – 16°C.