L’Ame red 2017


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Area of productionAOC Gaillac
Soil and climateThe vines are planted on a plateau corresponding to the 2nd terrace of the Tarn river. The Domaine Rotier terroir is composed of very nice gravelly soils.
Grape varieties90 % Duras, 10 % Braucol
Climate conditions2017 was quite dry but contrasted. At the end of April the frost haven't wrought too much damage in the vineyard. June, July and August were dry but with some little rain which permeted a good vegetative growth of the vines. Vine harvest of beautiful and very good grapes occured between August 30th and September 21st.
Type of winemakingThe different grapes ferment separately at 26 - 28°C in new 400 l. oak barrels. Extraction of tannins is slow and gentle, by punching the cap regularly. Maceration lasts from 4 to 5 weeks.
Type of ageingAged for one year in 400 l. barrels (20 % news). Bottled on February 21st 2019.
Tasting notesThe colour is dark purple. In its youth, this wine presents red and black fruit aromas, mingling with pepper notes. On the palate, it is a fruity, fresh and silky wine, with a very long final.
Food recommandationIt should be served between 16 and 18°C and matches particularly well with tasty poultry, lamb or game (hare, venison, wild boar...) as well as marinated red meats. May be cellared for up to 15 years.
Medals & pricesGuide Hachette des vins 2020 : 3* coup de cœur

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