L’Apogée

Fruity, powerful, and well-structured.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3298020491725

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  • Vintage 2013
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc
  • Alcohol 14%
  • Composition:
    85% Syrah, 15% Grenache Noir
  • Winemaker Notes Michel Cazevieille and Sébastien Roubichou have continually nurtured their land in their efforts to go further and do better. At an altitude of 180 metres and with a south-western exposure sheltered from the wind, the vines draw strength from the soil to offer us this wine which is truly at its apogée. To be enjoyed among connoisseurs, primarily with grilled meat. Serve at room temperature 17°C. Cellaring potential: 10 years.
  • Tasting Notes Deep, dense red colour. Bouquet of ripe red and black berries (redcurrant jelly), eucalyptus and garrigue (thyme, rosemary). Fruity, powerful and well-structured on the palate. A long and spicy finish.
  • Press WA 90

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  • Vineyard SOILS : soil composed of fossil sandstone and limestone-clay in the Chaînon de Saint-Chinian terroir. Altitude: 180 metres. Mediterranean climate with continental influences, offering a wine which is exceptional in its balance and spicy nature.

    VINE-GROWING : sustainable growing methods and plot-by-plot selection limiting yield to 15 hl/ha.
    • Cordon de Royat pruning for good bunch distribution.
    • Debudding to limit yield.
    • Leaf thinning to improve grape exposure to the sun.
    • Bunch thinning to enable selection of the highest quality grapes
  • Vinification WINEMAKING :
    • Upon receipt of the harvest, an automatic sorting system followed by a second manual grape-bygrape
    sorting at a conveyor, and a tilting press (grape crushing at the top of the vat just before
    vatting) to preserve the grapes’ aromatic potential.
    • Pre-fermentation cold maceration lasting 5-6 days to gently extract the pigments and aromas
    found in the grape skins.
    • Alcoholic fermentation in low-capacity temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (40-100 hl) for
    plot-by-plot vinification.
    • Maceration lasting 3-4 weeks with daily punching down and pumping over to gently extract the full
    richness from the grapes.

    AGEING : aging for 12 months in new French oak barrels, with a special selection of the finest grapes
    to develop the wines’ length and finesse
 

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