Domaine du Prince
AOP Costières de Nîmes
Details of the wine
The soils are highly typical of the appellation with large smooth stones from alluvial deposits from the Rhône and Durance rivers on a clay-limestone subsoil.
The varieties are typical of the appellation: 75 % Syrah and 25 % Grenache.
The grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe then destemmed. Maceration lasts 18-20 days with perfect temperature control and careful extraction of the aromatic and polyphenolic elements (pumping-over and delestage). When malolactic fermentation is complete, the wines are racked twice and blended. Then they are left to mature in vats for 8 months.
This is a wine to love for its deep colour highlighted with purple, its bouquet of small red fruit like raspberry and blackcurrant and its full generous mouth. Accompaniment advice: White meat and barbecues. Serve at around 18°C.
Can be enjoyed now but will keep for 3 years.