Carnet de Voyage
AOP Saint-Chinian Rouge
Syrah (70%), Grenache (20%), Carignan (10%)
Carnet de Voyage is an ode to discovery and to travelling. We think that we have succeeded in making the taster of this wine travel while drinking it. The goal was to share our passion during the time of a gulp of this Syrah’s nectar.
For the making of this cuvee we have been selecting the best plots of our vineyard to get the best grape possible in order to age them in demi-muids barrels (500 liters) of French oak during twelve month.
Normally we do not need to put our wines in barrels to get tannins, they are already there naturally thanks to low yields on our very old vines (between 40 & 60 years old for the syrah). We chose to use those big barrels for the slow oxygenation and also to make our one and only “vin de garde”.
The nose, intense, reveals spices and roasting notes. In mouth, the start is melted and followed by nice black mature fruits aromas and cocoa notes.
It can be open now or kept up to ten years.
Carnet will pair perfectly with spicy exotic food like a tandoori chicken, a green vegetables curry or a classic meat in sauce kin of meal.