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Michel Gassier LOU COUCARDIÉ RED

TERROIR: rolled pebbles and red clay. AOC Costières de Nîmes.
APPELLATION :
Costières de Nîmes
VARIETALS & DISTINCTIONS :
vary by vintage. For more information, please refer to our fact sheet.

VINIFICATION:
- selection of parcels of old vines with naturally small yields
- manual harvest with double sorting and incorporation of whole cluster (30%)
- skin contact maceration at cold temperature for fruit extraction
- long macerations & manual punching down of the cap
- malolactic fermentation in once used barrels
- aging in neutral French oak barrels on lees for 12 to 18 months
- one single bottling run without filtration

TASTING NOTES:
- Appearance: its dark color, almost black, announces a wine of great concentration.
- Nose: powerful and extremely complex, it displays a wide array of aromas such as dark berries, spices, eucalyptus and vanilla welded in great harmony.
- Taste: rich and velvety, without being heavy, this wine pulls its finish in a aerial display of fresh fruits and ripe tannins.

AGING POTENTIAL: Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.
FOOD & WINE PARING: : Decant two hours before serving at 65° (18°C).
 
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Fact sheet