Grenache at its best.
A single plot of land located to the north of Orange which benefits from ideal sunshine. It allows the Grenache to ripen under perfect conditions. The clay and calcareous surface soils site on gravel subsoil which helps drain and dry after the rain.
A well-managed ground cover partly reduces the vigour of the Grenache and results in moderate yields giving perfect ripeness and a great balance to the wines.
The 2016 vintage, with exceptional climatic conditions, allowed the grenache to fully express itself. Intense color and a powerful fruit are the symbols of this vintage.
The Sommelongue has a long-lasting rich, fruity, and silky taste in the mouth. It's a well-balanced wine with very supple tannins and a pronounced taste of spices and liquorice.
Red Meat - Charcuterie.
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VinificationA concrete vat, destemming at 80% then put into a vat for a short cold fermentation for 24 hours followed by a warm fermentation during 4 weeks with punching of the cap and rack and return.
MaturingThe malolactic fermentation is done in enamelled vats for 1 year.
When to drinkThis wine is great when young to really enjoy the ever-present red fruits or is good after several years when the more complex aromas of leather, jammy fruits and undergrowth have appeared.
BlendingGrenache (85%), Mourvèdre (5%),Syrah (5%), Cinsault (5%).
Average age of the vines40 years
Yield35 hl / h
Type of harvestManual