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Valentines Côtes de Provence La Gourmande 2011 (#16-33)

This special cuvée is elaborated only when the time is right to harvest the oldest  Syrah grapes, slightly overmatured. The production is limited and reservations are posted long in advance. The terroir is mica-schist, vinification lasts 3 to 4 weeks with punching the cap. Then the La Gourmande cuvée is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. The robe is dense with hints of violette. The nose develops aromas of red and black fruit, cherry, chocolate and leather. The maturity of tannins, the musky touch of clove, mint and violet reveal an incredible wine.  The finish is long and complex.

Grape: Syrah (90%), Grenache (10%)

Pairings: Enjoy with grilled beef, yakitori, lamb stews, cheeses.

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Les Valentines
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