Séraphin: pure Grenache noir with a massive bouquet of soft red fruits; let it breathe properly in a jug or decanter and serve it with the Christmas turkey. It will also taste good with blue cheeses.
95% Grenache, 5% Syrah.
The grapes were hand-picked between the second week of September and early October and then crushed and destemmed before being fermented in an open tank, with regular punch downs, throughout the fermentation period. Further maceration was conducted for four weeks to facilitate the full extraction and softening of the tannins. After pressing and malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was aged in ceramic amphorae for a year to preserve its rich fruit flavours and was then very lightly filtered before bottling.
Alcohol content is 15%
160 cases of twelve bottles and 90 magnums.
Colour: Bright robe, garnet with tile coloured-lights.
Nose: Complex and elegant, strawberry jam, candied fruit and dried figs.
Palate: Massive, fat with a fine minerality; good tannic structure formed from dense, fine tannins, very long with jammy fruits and spices.
Cellaring: Can be drunk now, with decanting, or you can monitor the wine’s progress as it subtly matures for at least ten years. Will go well with all meat dishes, but above all with solid winter specialities. Also perfect with a plate of cheeses.