Les Pierres-Noires Rouge 2013

£13.49

This wine is described as emblematic of Château de Pena and an excellent and powerful reflection of the terroir.  For me it is simply an excellent red with a gentle nose and full of flavour.  If this is emblematic of their wines then we should arrange to sell more or their range!  Really well priced for it quality.

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Description

Partner: Chateau de Pena
Vintage: 2013
Tasting Notes: An understated garnet red wine with an intense nose of vanilla with notes of fig and juniper berries.  A concentrated flavour in the mouth with a beautiful, aromatic complexity marked with a finish of velvety tannins.
Classification: AOP Côtes de Roussillon
Grape: Grenache Noir 90% Syrah 10%
Strength: 14.5%
Serve at: 18°C
Serve with: Coq au vin, rib of beef, casseroles with wine sauce, cheeses in crusts (Pont l’Evêque, Munster)
Soil: Black Marl
Yield: 25 hectolitres/hectare
Cultivation: Traditional methods of vine management
Vinification: Traditional maceration for 25 to 30 days monitored to completion.  Vinification at an initial 30°C followed by a managed temperature of 20°C to 25°C until the end of the alcoholic fermentation.  Transferred to concrete tanks on fine lees for 6 months then to oak barrels for a further 12 months.