|Name||Magneric, is named after a parcel of old-vine
Grenache Noir found high on a slope, from where some exceptional fruit
comes. The origins of the name are unclear apart from also being the
name an excommunicated 6th century Bishop of Trier in Germany.
Organic Wine, certified by ECOCERT.
|Grape varieties||Old vine Grenache Noir (31%), Syrah (35%), Old vine Carignan Noir (29%), Mourvèdre (5%)|
|Vineyards and Terroir
||Parts limestone, sandy quartz, volcanic peridotite.
150 - 200 metres altitude.
|Harvested||By hand, 2nd and 3rd week September 2015|
|Yield||22 Hl/Ha average|
||Entirely destemmed; fermented by parcel using wild yeasts at 23-28°C, daily manual punch downs, skin contact for 20-25 days, depending on the parcel.|
|Ageing||75% matured sur lie in 228/300/400 litre French oak barrels (4-10 wines old) for 16 months, the rest sur lie in steel. Unfined, cross-flow filtered.|
|Tasting note||Deep red with violet notes. Intense, deep black and red fruits, particularly cassis, fig, ripe blackberries and wild raspberries; a light barrel texture. Ripeness and concentration balanced by the fresh acidity of the Carignan fruit. Tannins both dense and ripe, giving a full, harmonious mouthfeel. Long, aromatic finish of cassis and damson with floral notes.|
|Drinking||2017 - 2030|