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MAS JANEIL "Le Petit Pas"- Cotes du Roussilon, France

LE PETIT PAS ROUGE AOP - Cotes du Roussillon, FRANCE

Beautiful garnet red in colour. Intense, elegant nose, with notes of fresh, ripe fruit blended with mild spices and slow developing hints of liquorice and smoke. On the palate, intense flavours of blackberry and black cherry mingle with a smooth structure, and plump, well-integrated tannins. Slightly sweet with Good length and freshness, making for an easy drinking, fine wine.

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VINEYARD

The Côtes du Roussillon AOP was established in 1977. It comprises no more than 3000 ha of very steep hillsides with schist, granite and limestone soils. Our vines are located around the village of Maury, at the foot of a cliff dominated by the Chateau de Quéribus (Cathar castle) on soils resulting from the erosion of the Corbières Massif.

Wine facts

Total Production:

3,000 vines/ha

Winemakers:

François Lurton SA

Producer:

François Lurton SA

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

40 - 50 year old Grenache, 30 – 40 year old Carignan, and 10 – 15 year old Syrah.

Average Vineyard Altitude:

Despite the dry winter, vines in the south of France benefitted from some rainfall during the spring and summer, which made for a balanced vegetative cycle. Summer temperatures were lower than the seasonal average, which slowed the maturing cycle and resulted in later harvests, producing more subtle and more complex grapes. On the 8th September, a full moon phase and plenty of sunshine brought three weeks of beautiful fine weather. And like everyone else, we were therefore pleasantly surprised by the splendid month of September, which made up for any delay in maturity. On Monday 22nd September, Syrah and Carignan grapes in our earliest plots were harvested, as well as a first quality of Grenache Noir grapes (grown on the plots in Maury we acquired during the summer).

Density:

3,000 vines/ha, short pruning (goblet) for the Carignan and Grenache, long pruning (cordon de Royat) for the trellised Syrah.

Production:

20-30 hl/ha.

Harvest Method:

Hand picked in crates at optimal ripeness

Fermentation and Maceration:

Since the last vintage, all our vinifications has not "added sulphur". The Grenache and Syrah grapes are traditionally vinified in small temperature-controlled concrete tanks.

Aging:

Part of the blend of the grape varieties is kept in barrels for ten months. The rest is matured in concrete tanks in order to preserve the aromas of red fruit and the garrigue. The wine is blended before bottling, at which time it expresses all its freshness and Mediterranean character.

Alcohol:

14%

Vintage:

2017

Grape Varietal:

Carignan, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Syrah

SKU:

RH16

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