Precise quality management
The Languedoc appellation is part of Languedoc-Roussillon, France's largest wine region. The Mediterranean climate has little rainfall but plenty of wind, making this an ideal region for wine growing. For this wine, the Maison Castel team carefully choose grapes from the Minervois and blend two varieties, namely Syrah and Grenache.
Maison Castel know-how
The Maison Castel team works closely with their long-term partners to maximise the aromatic expression of this wine and regular monitoring is carried out at their partners wineries. There is a short maceration period prior to fermentation, to extract the aromatic compounds from the skins. Vinification is done at controlled temperatures to encourage the development of red fruit and spice notes. Tank ageing for 6 - 8 month softens the tannins and gives the wine its deep, smooth character.
Deep purple robe
Red fruit jam and spice aromas
Powerful but harmonious, with attractive ripe fruit notes
Serve at 16 - 18°C
Can be aged for up to 5 years
Enjoy with red meat served with sauce, ratatouille, ewe's milk cheeses. An ideal pairing would be leg of lamb roasted with thyme