Le Petit Carla Rouge
Vin de France
The perfect choice for omelette with lardons and bellpepper, along with all pan-fried vegetables and Mediterranean dishes with tomato coulis and melted cheese.
Varietal range: This wine is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.
Soil types: The vineyards are in the heart of the Minervois, an area sheltered from Atlantic weather patterns which benefits from low Mediterranean rainfall. The plant life is typical of the garrigue.
Vineyard management: The utmost care is lavished on vineyard management and the health of the fruit. Two types of pruning are used – Cordon de Royat and bush vine.
Winemaking: The fruit is picked by machine then sorted and destemmed. Temperatures are controlled during fermentation and regular pumping over is used. Vatting lasts for a week in order to preserve the amylic aromas of the Syrah.
Tasting notes: This wine displays a brilliant ruby hue with purple highlights. The nose shows red and black berry fruit overtones of cherry, strawberry, blackberry and black cherry. On the palate, the tannins are supple and rounded.
Drinking temperature: 18°C.