Réserve de Pierre
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 Rhone and Durance rivers on a clay-limestone subsoil.
Syrah 50%, Grenache 50%.
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 barrels for 8 months.
A bright dark wine shot through with highlights. The noticeable red fruit in the nose is accompanied by aromas of cinnamon and spice. The mouth is full of jammy red fruit (strawberry), rounded and well-balanced and finishes on notes of spice (vanilla, pepper). The youthful tannins mean it will last quite a while.
Ready to drink now or will keep for 2 years.