40% Grenache - 35% Syrah - 25% Mourvèdre
Vinified and partly barrel-aged by the French winemaker of «Les Jamelles» Catherine Delaunay, this Sélection Spéciale comes from old Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre vines cultivated in the southern French Languedoc.
Manual harvest for part of the Grenache and sometimes Mourvèdre grapes in order to allow a maceration of whole grapes. Long, temperature-controlled maceration. Syrah and the remaining Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes are fermented in vats at controlled temperatures and then undergo a long maceration period of 2 to 3 weeks. Press juice and first pressing juice are kept. Ageing process starts in vats where malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine is transferred into oak barrels for several months. Part of the Grenache wine is kept in vats in order to bring fruit forward aromas. Catherine Delaunay then chooses the best barrels for her blend which will wait for a few weeks before being bottled.
With its attractive dark red colour, this wine offers complex and very intense aromas of raspberry puree and orange zeste highlighted by liquorice and cocoa hints.
Grenache grapes come from Minervois and Corbières. Mourvèdre is cultivated in the mediterranean Corbières region on the terroir of La Clape. Syrah grapes come from Minervois, Minervois La Livinière and Terrasses du Larzac.
Serve at 17°C with leg of lamb with herbs, game and cheeses.