Les Vignobles Foncalieu
50% SYRAH, 40% GRENACHE NOIR, 10% CARIGNAN VIEILLES VIGNES
Chateau Haut Gléon Notre Dame Rouge
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. 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 honor of this couple, called Diusvirus and Wilzende, that we wanted to create this special cuvée.
Deep carmine red appearance. Powerful and complex bouquet combining black fruit, camphor notes and roasted aromas. Characterized by concentration on the palate with a long, fresh finish.
Perfect with game, either roasted or served in a sauce, with red meat or mature cheeses.
- Serving temperature: 18°C
- Aging potential: 15 years
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.
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.
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.
“A solid step up over the Chateau release, the 2014 Corbieres Notre Dame includes more Grenache and is made from Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Aged in a combination of foudre and barrel, it has terrific concentration and full-bodied richness as well as lots of black raspberry, crushed flowers, violets, and spice-like aromas and flavors. Polished, with building tannin, solid mid-palate depth and no shortage of length on the finish, this could really end up being a special wine and check in near the top of the vintage. It will have 10-15 years of longevity.” – (90-93) points, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate