L’Ame red 2018

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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 varieties80 % Duras, 20 % Braucol
Climate conditions2018 climate was very contrasted. After a rainy Winter and a stormy Spring, the weather was dry and hot from mid-July to the end of September. This Summer allowed a good grapes maturation and the harvest took place between September 6th and 21st in excellent conditions.
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 June 9th 2020.
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.

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