Renaissance 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 varietiesDuras (30%), Syrah (30%), Braucol (30%), Prunelart (5%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%).
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 one year in French oak barrels (15% new). Bottled on July 6th 2020.
Tasting notesIn its youth, this wine is dark purple and fruity on the nose, with notes of cassis and cherry mingling with liquorice, pepper and other spices. Full and rich on the palate with good tannic structure and a delicately fruity finish.
Food recommandationThis wine goes well with tasty poultry, lamb or game (hare, venison, wild boar ..) as well as marinated red meat dishes. Serve at 17/18°C. May be cellared for 10 years and more.
Medals & pricesConcours Général Agricole de Paris 2020 : Gold médal

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