MINERVOIS AOC RÉSERVE "GRANDE TRADITION"
Domaine du Donjon
Minervois AOC Réserve "Grande Tradition" 2016
Grenache 60% - Syrah 30% - Carignan 10%
88/100 Robert Parker
1* Guide Hachette
GRAPE VARIETIES :60 % Grenache noir. 30 % Syrah. 10 % Carignan.
TERROIR : Gravel Terraces from a Clamoux river and clay-limestone slopes.
CLIMATE :Méditerranean, hot and dry with oceanic inﬂuences.
CULTIVATION:Traditional working of the soil. Sustainable agriculture “Vitealys” certified by an independ organization.
VINIFICATION :Viniﬁcation traditional, long vatting. Strict temperature control. De-stemming as soon as it is picked up in the vineyard.
TASTING NOTES : The colour is ruby red. Beautiful aromatic complexity combining flavours of ripe red fruit and spices. The attack on the palate is powerful, melted, with a nice balance and a long aromatic ﬁnale.
FOOD PAIRINGS :Perfect for regional dishes, cassoulet, fricassee, meat in sauce, game, fermented cheeses. Even better, to be enjoyed with a duck breast with Minervois honey or a Languedoc fowl.
SERVING TEMPERATURE : : 16°à 17°C.
AGEING POTENTIAL : 5 to 10 years.