2002 VINTAGE

Vin de Pays d'Oc

SAUVIGNON WHITE 2002

Technical Information

Grown in vineyards midway up the hillside, the vines are protected from the strong winds. As the vineyards are not extensive, meticulous management of them enables the harvest to benefit from the aromatic potential of the natural environment.

Note of the oenologist

This wine is sparkling pale yellow in colour with a hint of green.

The taste is refreshing, elegant and velvety smooth. The subtle harmony of honeysuckle, lavender, thyme and fennel, intermingled with hints of lemon and grapefruit create a mouth-wateringly dry, fruity wine with semi-sparkling qualities.

Best serve chilled between 8C - 12C.

Compliments fish and poultry, yet great to drink socially at any time

REDS

SYRAH 2002

Technical Information

Grown at the top of the hillside in an area known as Costes of St Cels, the shale soil gives this wine robustness and strength worthy of the syrah grape.

Note of the oenologist

This wine is bright, vivid red in colour, as can be expected from the aroma you get of red fruits, highlighted by the jamminess of the morrello cherry.

To the palette there is a wonderful concentration of red fruit flavours and a lingering of soft tannins. The balance of structure and body of this wine means that it will improve further with time.

The wine is an excellent choice when serving beef and duck, and as with many red wines, is perfect with cheese.

CLOSERAIE STE ANNE

Technical Information

A marriage of cabernet-sauvignon, merlot and syrah grapes, each contributing their own and very different character, the outcome of which is this beautifully balanced, well integrated wine.

Note of the oenologist

A wine with a fabulous nose of wild flowers found in the Mediterranean scrubland, reminiscent of dry hot summer days. The garnet-red, deep purple colour is a true indication of this rich wine, which doesn't disappoint the palate.

Well-rounded in structure, it is spicy yet subtle. Pepper, cloves, soft tannins and red fruits can all be found in this most enjoyable full-bodied wine.

Ready to drink now, it is a perfect accompaniment to roasted and grilled red meat, game and cheese, yet also perfect to serve at the beginning with aperitifs.

 

2003 VINTAGE

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ROS 2003

Technical information

The grapes are picked by hand at optimal ripeness and fully de-stemmed before vinification. A blend of Cinsaut 40% and Syrah 60%, grown in a clay-limestone soil.

Note of the oenologist

A wine of superb colour, reminiscent of grenadine. On the palete, an amazing combination of pomegranates, dried apricots and ripe red fruits; fruity and vibrant.

A fantastic aperitif or accompaniment to salads, olives and charcuterie. Best serve chilled between 12C - 15C.

stcharle.jpg (16600 octets) REDS

DAME ST CHARLES

Technical information

Dominated by 90% syrah that are fermented for a long time in vats prior to the blending with 10% of grenache.

Note of the oenologist

Deep rich red/purple in colour. A full bodied wine with a powerful nose evoking incense, wild flowers and tannins.

On the palette, a wonderful combination of spices, cocoa and dark chocolate.

Still a relatively young wine, it is great to drink now, however if you can resist the temptation it will continue to gain depth and complexity if left for a further 3 to 4 years.

For those who want to have a good cellar, this wine can be kept for 10 to 15 years.

cresses.jpg (16361 octets) MAS DES CRESSES

Technical information

A blend of 87% Grenache fermented for a long time in vats and 13% syrah. The granache and syrah vines grow on slopes facing on another where they are exposed to a great deal of sunshine, which results in succulent, flavourful fruit.

Note of the oenologist

A powerful, intense wine with the aroma of spices, tobacco and dry leaves.

The strong ruby red / purple colour supports the opulent, supple elegance of this wine.

A young wine, which you can drink now, but is best kept for a further 3 - 4 years enabling it to develop to its full potential.

For those who want to have a good cellar, this wine can be kept for 10 to 15 years.

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RED

CLOSERAIE STE ANNE aged in oak barrels

Technical information

A fine blend of syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon aged in oak barrels for 11 months.

Note of the oenologist

A well integrated wine that is enhanced successfully and subtly by the oaking. Garnet-red with hints of dark purple, a wine of voluptuous character and rich texture with the flavour of blackcurrants and pine.

Ready to drink now.