Notre Dame de Haut Gléon

Château Haut Gléon produces wines of character, elegant and refined with a broad palette of flavors, presented in a distinctive, unique bottle based on a historical model found in the château’s store rooms.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc
  • Sub Region CORBIÈRES
  • Composition:
    50% Syrah, 40% Grenache Noir, 10% Carignan Vieilles Vignes
  • Winemaker Notes This wine tells the story of a Visigoth couple. They built a chapel as a sign of their mutual love. They lived at Gléon in the 6th century and were in love. It is in honour of this couple, called « Diusvirus and Wilzende », that we wanted to create this special cuvée.
  • Pairing Suggestions Perfect with game, either roasted or served in a sauce, with red meat or mature cheeses.
    SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C.
    AGEING POTENTIAL: 15 years.
  • Tasting Notes Deep carmine red appearance. Powerful and complex bouquet combining black fruit, camphor notes and roasted aromas. Characterised by concentration on the palate with a long, fresh finish.

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  • Vineyard The Syrah is planted on Trias limestone marl near the estate buildings. The Grenache comes from the Portel plot. Oligocene limestone marl soils.?The Carignan is on gravel with colluvium.
  • Vinification Traditional vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Long maceration (four weeks) with short daily pumpings-over for gentle extraction. 12 months in french oak barrels of 228 and 300L.
  • Viticulture The average density is 4,000 vines/hectare. Traines on wires with cordon de royat pruning for the Syrah. Gobelet pruning for the Grenache and Carignan. De- budding. Green harvesting. Low yields. Harvesting by hand in 10kg trays – sorted by hand.
 

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