Saint-Chinian, Languedoc, France - Clos la Rivière
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Presentation : Still red wine elaborated by Jean-Philippe Madalle.
AOC : Saint-Chinian.
Soil : The best plots of Syrah are on clay-limestone soil and the Grenache plots on schistous soil.
Maturing : 60% of the Syrah is matured for 12 months in half muid, the Grenache and the rest of the Syrah are matured in tanks.
Blend : Syrah 80% - Grenache 20%.
Tasting : Beautiful deep blackcurrant color, with a nice depth. Nose: expressive with a dominant toasted and black fruit notes. Palate: structured and round in the attack, with a very nice fruit, a long finish on grilled notes.