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cuvée "1551" (AOP Saint-Chinian)

cuvée

Assemblage

100% Syrah

Terroir

Crès

Coteaux à l'exposition sud/sud-ouest

Vieilles vignes

Rendement 25-30 hl/ha

Vinification

Harvested at the optimum of maturity. Total disteming. Traditional vinifications with long macerations. Extraction by « rack and return » technic and « punch down » only. Long macerations from 30 to 40 days. Oak ageing in selected French oak barrels for 100% of the selection.

Tasting

The plot selection of this Syrah gives an extraordinary richness and aromatic purity. One plunges into a bold wine that delivers aromas of ripe fruit accompanied by delicate empyreumatic scrolls that give the Syrah fine notes of leather. The mouth is long, graceful and ends on a beautiful natural freshness revealing a tip of licorice which highlight the whole.

Awards

CGA Paris 2019 - Médaille d’OR-                                 (vint 2016)

DECANTER_WWA 2019 - 86/100 BRONZE            (vint 2016)

Wine ADVOCATE R. PARKER 2017 – 90+/100      (1st vint 2014)

Guide HACHETTE 2018 – 3***                                   (vint 2014)

DECANTER_WWA 2017 - 91/100 SILVER              (1st vint 2014)

 

Explanation

"This cuvée is a tribute to all the people who made VIRANEL what it is today because since 1551 it has always been transmitted by inheritance or alliance."

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