Le Clos des Centenaires - Les Centenaires 2016

Le Clos des Centenaires - Les Centenaires

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About this Wine


Country France
Region Southern Rhône
Appellation Costieres de Nimes
Winery Le Clos Des Centenaires
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) Syrah 40%  Grenache 30%  Mourvèdre 20%  Carignan 10%
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Product Code 16R1292
MLF yes
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Tasting notes

Deep garnet colour. This wine is fresh in mouth, with hints of red berries and sweet spices. Deep and smooth. The touch on the palate is delicate 

Production


Terroir

Villafranchian rounded pebbles («galets roulés» in French), climate influenced by the proximity of the Mediterranean sea 

Vinification

Vinification in concrete tanks, partially destemmed grapes 

Winery


Winery Description

This domain project is a result between two winemakers (Luc Baudet and Bruno François) putting together their passion of wine. Together they elaborate honest and deep wines, perfect match for gastronomy food. 

Terroir
This 7-hectare estate is located on the side of a hill made of Villafranchiens rolled rocks surrounded by centenarian olive-tree.

Climat
2 kms away from the vineyard there is the natural reserve of “Petite Camargue” and the Mediterranean Sea is less than 20 kms. This location allows the climate to be uniquely steady with a nice mildness.
there is two different alternated winds. From the North one dominating wind Mistral like and one thermal breeze from the South South-Ouest creating a tempered summer which enable the grapes to get to maturation slowly.

Viticulture
The soil is naturally covered with grass and they partially dig it over. They are taking a really good care of the soil dynamization by adding homemade biodynamic compost.
Inputs are limited to natural products without pesticides approved for organic farming.

Vinification
After tasting the grapes every day, they decide to harvest. Harvests are 100% handed.
Using indigenous yeast, the wine making process is traditional.

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