Le Grill rouge 2020
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House founded in 2003
One of the widest selections of the web of authors' wines and craftsmen
Créé au 19ième siècle, le Mas Cristine est situé à la limite sud de l’AOC Côtes du Roussillon. Il dispose d’une situation idéale en surplomb de la mer, au milieu des chênes lièges. Les sols sont constitués d’un mélange de schiste, de quartz et d’argile rouge. Installé depuis de 1810, le domaine dispose de magnifiques vignes de Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne, Marsanne et Muscat. Les rendements ne dépassent jamais 30 hl/ Ha.
Assemblage : Grenache Noir 90%, Syrah 10%
Terroir : argilo-calcaire / quartz / schistes
Vendanges : Manuelles
Vinification et élevage : éraflé et trié, vinifié en cuve inox. Maceration de 6 jours, fermentation a 22-24C. Elevage en cuve.
Alc vol: 14 % SO2 libre: 27ppm pH: 3.75
Dégustation : la robe est grenat sombre mais translucide. Le nez est fin, profond, sur les fruits rouges confits (fraise, framboise), le laurier et le poivre. La bouche est élancée, tendue par un fil invisible, avec une matière soyeuse, et enveloppante, exhalant la framboise mûre, l'écorce d'orange amère, le noyau et les épices. La finale est finement mâchue, sur des notes réglissées/épicées et de nobles amers qui évitent que l'alcool ne prenne le dessus.
What is an author wine?
This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their sire, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author wine is anything but a standard, stereotypical wine, made to please as many people as possible. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage in vintage.
An author wine is therefore a wine that does not look like that of the neighbor. Which from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author - the two that can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to carry out his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes, as he can, sometimes ... and too bad if he does not please everyone.
This is why author wines are sometimes classified as "table wine" or "France wine". Because the winemaker did not plan the authorized grape variety*, makes the assembly or vinification recommended in the name **. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that is why we like it! ... That said, author's wines are not systematically marginal: they are present in most of the appellations, and can be part of the elite of these this***. Because they are not content to have personality: they are good, in addition! With in general aDegree of TorchabilityVery high: we never tire of it at the end of the first sip.
As author's wines are not chaptalized, levied, hacked ... They can have very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (resellers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain faithful to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.
*** Like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbercht in Alsace