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  • 39. Bandol Rouge AC 2014

    Château Ste Anne

    60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 20% Cinsault (13% alc.)

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    Ste Anne’s red has an exceptional colour - a clear mid-raspberry extending right to the edge. On the nose you find black fruits, liquorice, a hint of game and a lightly saline note. The palate is supple and mid-weight, with black fruits, liquorice, truffle and leather. It is very elegant wine (an extremely rare quality for most mourvèdre!), drinking beautifully now though will age very well. For drinking now to 2024.

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Winemaker
Famille Dutheil de la Rochère, Château Ste Anne
Location
Village of Evenos, lieu-dit Sainte Anne d`Evenos
Size of domaine
14 hectares of which this cuvée comprises 4.5 ha
Grape
60 %Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 20% Cinsault / Carignan. 55 year old vines on R110 rootstock. 5000 vines per hectare on average trained in gobelet
Terroir
Terraces (‘Restanques’) with clay and limestone soils, very well drained. 150 mtrs above sea-level. North-East and South-East aspect on 27% slopes. Soil depth 1.2m approx.
Viticulture
Debudding. Carries out vendanges en vert in July. Mechanical weeding. Plough several times during the year; do not allow the grass to grow during Spring and Autumn. No chemical herbicides or pesticides, only organic compost once a year. Bordeaux mixture against mildew and sulphur against oidium. No treatment against pest (very low level of moisture thanks to the local wind called Mistral). Organic certification by Ecocert©. Harvested by hand in small boxes. 35 hectos per hectare yield
Vinification
100% destalked. The grapes are crushed. Alcoholic fermentation in enamelled tank and stainless steel for 8 days (at 21°C) using natural, indigenous yeasts. Temperature is controlled every day when the density is checked. Cuvaison for 8 days. One remontage per day during the alcoholic fermentation and the cuvaison. Pressed by a horizontal press. The press wine is incorporated. Aged for 20 months in 50hl old foudres (no new oak). One or two racking. No bâtonnage, no collage and no filtration. Only one bottling in July. Between 30 and 35000 bottles produced on average
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