RUBELLIS - Chateau Prieure BOrde-Rouge - Languedoc AOC Corbières
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France , Languedoc-Roussillon
A shiny garnet-red colour with ruby reflections ; Very fruity notes of fresh syrah grapes, burlat and morello cherries, and red melon ; A very direct and elegant style that nicely develops with aeration towards balance, generosity and richness. The structure is smooth, almost sweet but very straightforward. Fresh fruits notes last for long. Serving Suggestions Rubellis is a versatile wine for any occasion but will be particularly good paired with grilled meats.
25% 15 year old Syrah 35% 40 year old Grenache 40% 60 year old Carignan
Fissured limestone permits deep penetration of the vine roots. Limestone pebbles scatter the vineyards.
The carignan grapes are fermented solus to maximise the rich and fruity character of the grapes. The fermentation process starts off at high temperatures (30 C) and finishes at the much lower temperature of 19-20 C. The de-stemmed Grenache and Syrah grapes are subject to a long cold pre-fermentation period followed by gentle extraction before being left to macerate for 15-20 days. Wine-maturing / Ageing The wine is matured in cement vats, which are ideal for maintaining a constant temperature.