The beautiful blue-black Syrah grapes produce powerful wines that are excellent for ageing. This highly adaptable wine is one of the 6 most used grape varieties in the world. Generally used to produce intensely coloured red wines with mainly floral (violet) aromas and spices, this variety is also used to produce fruity rosés.
Plots with the best balance between soil, plant and microclimate are selected: North-facing hills for this wine. Control of yields via optimal management of nutrition and de-budding. The Versant Syrah vines are situated on south-facing hills near Maraussan (Languedoc-Roussillon), where the soil is made up of chalky ‘terres blanches’ ideal for growing Syrah.
Alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Long maceration of 3 to 4 weeks with twice daily pumping over. Malolactic fermentation.
8 months in stainless steel.
Deep red colour with dark purple tints. Complex nose combining hints of fruit (small red fruits), flower (peony) and spice (white pepper, juniper berries). Full and fresh on the palate with aromas of citrus peel and liquorice, smooth tannins and a cocoa finish.
Serve at room temperature 17-18°C. Cellaring potential : 6 years.