L’Argentière 2015

L’Argentière 2015

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APPELLATION :
AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan

VINTAGE:
2015

TASTING NOTES:
Dark and intense ruby colour, expressive nose with black fruit aromas (blackberry, blackcurrant), and rosemary.
Pleasant freshness with cherry flavours on the palate. Tannins are silky, which give a perfect balance between acidity, texture, and volume to this wine. Final aromas can be quite surprising as it finishes with soft clove sensation, still paired with a citrusy acidity. This is an elegant wine, with a beautiful complexity.

VARIETIES:
80% Shiraz, 20% Grenache

AGING CAPACITY:
Can be tasted already, but you can also let it age 5 to 7 more years.

WINEMAKING:
We combine traditional methods with modern technology, handcrafting qualitative wines which reflect our terroir. We believe in minimal intervention; we are here to create the best conditions to let the grapes express their true character and to keep these conditions from the harvest to the bottling. Here we do a long and soft extraction, during the winemaking process, which is about 3 to 4 weeks long. It enables us to obtain a delicate texture and fruity aromas, but also some licorice flavors. Shiraz grapes undergo a cold maceration before fermentation, in order to reveal the fruit and flower aromas of this variety. Fermentation temperature is meticulously controlled and stays around 26°C  (79°F), and then only the free run wines (obtained without pressing) are used to create this cuvee. Maturing takes place in concrete tanks for the grenache and a fraction of the shiraz. The other part of the shiraz wine goes in 6hL oak barrels, for a minimum of 12 months. Finally, after a meticulous tasting, the blending is done, and the wine is ready for bottling.

SERVING TEMPERATURE:
16-18°C (61-64°F)

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
This wine will match perfectly with strong-flavoured meat, such as lamb, or huntmeat.

REWARDS:
Gold medal won at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018 with an 86/100 mark, and a star in the renowned guide Hachette guide book, 2019 edition.

We are certified in organic agriculture by Ecocert (French renowned certification center).

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