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Château La Dournie - Etienne 2016

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Guide Hachette des Vins 2017
Guide des Vins Bettane+Desseauve 2017 (14,5/20)

AOC Saint-Chinian
Village : Saint-Chinian
Red Wine-14%vol-0.75L

languedoc great red wines grappes saint chinian Dominant of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan

A refined and gourmand wine. The nose is complex and expressive. Aromas of ripe fruit, slightly smoky notes and finely peppery make up his first impression olfactory.
The palate is tasty, full and frank. It is powerful and racy and reveals notes of grilled hazelnuts, ripe cherries and sweet pepper. Elegant and persistent finish.







14.20 EUR 

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Guide Hachette des Vins 2017
Guide des Vins Bettane+Desseauve 2017 (14,5/20)

Castle Etienne the Dournie is a blend composed of a dominant Syrah complemented by the Carignan and Grenache that already brings a lot of complexity and elegance in the nose. Like the vine, the vigilance paid to the cellar, can work as naturally as possible.

Tasting notes:

This wine has power in mouth, smoky notes which do not lack pace. A garnet to a beautiful shine, a complex nose developing on ripe fruits, smoked, supported by good freshness. A mouth racy notes of fines and toasted hazelnuts, with flavors of very ripe cherries, fresh finish and slightly peppery. To support smooth roast rabbit with herbs from the scrubland.
Soil type:


the texture of these soils is sandy and silty clay surface with a depth gradient.

Yield: 35 hl / ha

Grapes: Syrah majority Grenache / Carignan

Working method: Sustainable agriculture. Driving with spurred cordon trellising and size cup on Grenache.

Harvest: Manual

Winemaking: Separate concrete tank. Total de-stemming and traditional vinification 20 to 30 days with shedding and punching. assembling Aged in barriques for about 1 year. Light fining before bottling.

Veronique Etienne
AOC : 
Black Grapes varieties : 
Syrah Black carignan Black Grenache
degree of alcohol : 
Nose wine aromas : 
Fresh Ripe fruit Smoked
Aging potential : 
drinking over 7 years
Wine style : 
smooth fruity silky
service temperature : 
17° to 18°
terroir : 
Schists soils
Maturing : 
Vat+oak barrel
Cru Virtuose : 
Cru Virtuose
Your style of red and rosés wines : 
Expressive and soft
Labels : 
Terra Vitis

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