Languedoc

La Forge (2016)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Languedoc-Roussillon / Corbieres Boutenac

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Syrah, Carignan

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 15.5

Grade: A.O.P.

Producer: Gerard Bertrand

Size: 750ml

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Tasting Note
Endowed with a dark robe, a matured cherry colour, an explosive nose opens onto grilled toast spices and clove. With a nice sweetness, the palate reveals powerful and elegant aromas, which evoke caramelized red fruits. This is a great wine with soft tannins and a spiced after taste.

Grape variety CARIGNAN SYRAH

Terroir/Vinification

Terroir CORBIERES BOUTENAC
Climate MEDITERRANEAN
Harvest MANUAL
Vinification The remarkable quality of this wine resides in the exceptional quality of the grapes and the age of the Carignan vines: 100 years old.
The control of the yield (25hl/ha) in trimming the green unripe grapes early, is to
ensure that the more mature grapes aren’t malnourished and develop to give a full, concentrated juice.
The harvest is manually executed according to tradition. Most of the grapes are put entirely into vats and vinified separately by carbonic maceration.
Aging After draining vats and the malolactic fermentation of the wine, the different grape varieties are blended and the wine is sung into new oak barrels for a 12 months aging. We select the best barrel makers in order to adapt the choice of origins of wood and their types of heating with the potential of each vintage.
This wine is neither pressed nor filtered before being bottled; the bottles are then
stored for 12 months before being commercialized
Acidity >2.28  
PH <3.90
Residual sugar <4g/l

Accolades

Jappan Wine Challenge 2019 Trophy for Best Old World Red Wine!
Jappan Wine Challenge 2019 Platinum and Gold Medal for Best French Wine!