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Michel Gassier SYRAH

TERROIRS: Argile rouge et galets roulés.
APPELLATION: Costières de Nîmes
VARIETALS & DISTINCTIONS:
 vary by vintage. For more information, please refer to our fact sheet.

VINIFICATION:
- actual yield: 2 tons per acre
- selected leaf removal to improve grape ripeness and health
- handpicked at full maturity to promote skin and aromatic ripeness
- 1/3 whole cluster and 2/3 destemmed
- pre-fermentation maceration (5 days) to maximize primary fruit
- temperature controlled (24°C) fermentation
- warm (28°C) post-fermentation maceration (2 weeks) without “remontage” to optimize extraction and round off tannins
- aging in French oak barrels for 12 months

TASTING NOTES
:
- Appearance: a dark ruby almost black color
- Nose: elegant and intense, this alluring nose is rich in violet, red fruit, pepper & liquorice with “garrigue” spices
- Taste: rich and elegant, the complexities of the aromas play out progressively and the tannins are superbly ripe and delicate

AGING POTENTIAL: Enjoy now or cellar 5 to 7 years.

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: 65°F (18°C).
 
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