TRILOGY « Les origines »
Three grape varieties, three founding elements.
Every year, we work on one or several plots even more thoroughly than for our emblematic “cuvées”, with average yields of 17 to 25 hl/ha. Each one of the laying down wines we have thus made highlights one of our main varieties: Carignan, Mourvèdre or Syrah.
The exceptional “cuvées” of this trilogy pay tribute to the beginnings of the history of the estate by linking each variety to one significant figure or element.
DÉODAT DE SÉVERAT 2016
Déodat de Séverat, a monk from Gellone Abbey, created the vineyard at Cambous at the time of the renewal of viticulture in Languedoc at the beginning of the Xth century. Towards the end of the XXth century, it is thanks to the Syrah variety that Languedoc vinegrowers learnt anew how to cultivate the vine.
Low-yielding Syrah harmoniously blends with a touch of Grenache and Carignan to offer an exceptional “wine to keep”
Vintage: a mild and dry winter followed by a warm and rainy spring. Cool weather during summer, then a heatwave at the end of August and early spring. A favourable rain on September 13th before ideal weather during the harvest resulted in perfectly healthy grapes and optimal ripeness. In the end the wines are fruity, elegant, well-balanced and fresh.
Eye: an intense garnet-red colour.
Nose: black fruit (blackcurrant, black cherry) stand out from a mineral bouquet with aromas of liquorice, vanilla and smoked fragrance.
Palate: the palate proves to be powerful, fruity and round at the same time. Its mouthfeel is supple and silky with fine tannins. A lingering aromatic finish.
Ageing Capacity: already pleasant to drink – ageing potential of ten to fifteen year
Serving Temperature: 18° C / 65° F
Food & Wine Suggestions: this complex, rich and powerful wine will accompany a hare in chocolate sauce as well as rare red meat...