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V of VIRANEL

Blend

60% Syrah
40% Grenache

Terroir

Sandstone
South - South West exposure hillsides
45 years old vines
Yields 25-30 hl/ha

Vinification

Harvested at the optimum of maturity. Total disteming. Traditional vinifications with long macerations. Extraction by « rack and return » technic and « punch down » only. Long macerations from 30 to 40 days. Oak ageing in French barrels for 40% of the selection.

Tasting

Robe: black & dark. After carafing this wine releases aromas of red berries (blackcurrant, blackberries), & plants of scrubland. The mouth is silky, marked by powerful and velvety tannins. The explosion of flavours is dominated by the licorice, the violet with notes of chocolate.

Rewards

Selected "GRAND CRU" Saint-Chinian (by Andrew Jefford)

Elected "13th BEST WINE OF THE WORLD" (by Decanter)

Serving suggestions

Grilled meats, meats in sauce and games… for example:

 

Bourguignon Beef, mutton stew, jugged hare, haunch of hind, stew of wild boar, beef rib, veal kidneys, grilled andouillette, Saint Nectaire, camembert in the oven and many other agreements according to your imagination and your culinary talents!

 

Piece-de-viande

Piece-de-viande