Les Gravels red 2018


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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, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 occured between September 6th and 28th in excellent conditions.
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 ageingAged for 20 months in tanks and old barrels. Bottling occured on 2019 June 8th and 9th.
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 : 91

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