Grape variety Carignan - Sweet red wine - 50 cl bottle - Vin de France - Serve at 14 °C
Name The 'Part des Anges' refers to the volume of wine which is lost through evaporation or absorption during its elevage.
Grape varieties Old 1905 vine Carignan Noir air-dried after harvest for 6 weeks to increase concentration by “raisining”.
Tasting note A sweet red wine made using ultra ripe grapes which shows a combination of both fresh and dried fruit, and preserve flavours. Cherry red in the glass. Rich aromas of cassis, damson, loganberry and prune, supported by brown sugar, spicy wood. Broad palate, for the moment very young, of fresh blackcurrants, wild raspberry, bitter cherry and pronounced minerality.
Harvested By hand in 20kg comportes, 4th week October 2015 Yield 5 Hl/Ha
Vinification Whole bunch ferment at 20-25°C in open barrel,using wild yeasts, with extraction by daily manual punch downs, post-fermentation skin contact for 60 days. Unpumped. Fermentation allowed to stop naturally to leave 65g/hl residual sugar.
Ageing 70% matured sur lie in 3-wine barrel for 12 months, 30% in large glass bonbonnes. Unfined but filtered due to presence of residual sugar.
Drinking From release and for 20 or so years.
Food Blackcurrant or prune tarte, game terrine or patés, aged, hard, cow’s-milk cheeses. This intense and unusual wine is both aromatic and powerful, without being overwhelming.
Average annual production Fewer than 500 extra-tall flutes of 50 cl.