La Croix du Chêne
AOP Costières de Nîmes
Details of the wine
The terroir is typical of the appellation, with leached durancian fersiallitic soils which are very poor and covered with smooth stones which reflect the powerful summer sunlight.
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).
A lovely deep glowing red, this wine has powerful aromas of violet, red fruit and bay. The mouth is full and fruity with a balanced and softened finish. Goes well with white meat and barbecues. Serve at around 18°C.
Can be enjoyed now but will keep for 3 years.