Les Gravels red 2016

Red Gaillac wine, round, fruity, ready to drink young but also able to age a few years. A good table companion that adapts to a lot of sort of cooking.

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Area of productionAOC Gaillac
Soil and climateThe vines are planted on a plateau corresponding to the 2° terrace of the Tarn river. The Domaine Rotier Terroir is composed of very nice gravelly soils.
Grape varieties45% Duras, 25% Syrah, 15% Braucol, 5% Prunelart, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Climate conditionsAfter a mild and rainy winter, vines rapidly grew and harvest looked promising. Flowering was late but in good conditions. Summer without too hot weather, with very dry August but cool nights, led to a good quality harvest, well balanced, which occured between September 21st to October 11th.
Type of winemakingThe different grapes ferment separately at 28 - 30°C. Maceration lasts from 3 to 5 weeks, with micro-oxygenation of the wine under the cap.
Type of ageingTank aged for 15 months with micro-oxygenation. Bottling occured on 2018 February 12th and 13th.
Tasting notesThe colour is dark purple. In its youth, this wine presents aromas of black fruit, mingling with notes of liquorice and pepper. On the palate, it is a fruity, fleshy wine, with firm but gentle tannins.
Food recommandationIt should be served between 16 and 18°C and matches particularly well with the typical dishes of the Southwest : cassoulet, duck as well as grilled red meats. It may be cellared for 8-10 years.
Medals & pricesWine Enthusiast : 90

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