The Great Wines of Languedoc - The Wines of Occitania
Coup de Coeur du jury Virtuose 2018
14,5/20 Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2018 RVF
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90 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2017
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La cuvée Virtuose AOC Saint-Chinian Vieilles Canailles named after a tribute by Patricia and Luc Bettoni to old Carignan plants in their area. His last, planted in 1902, this wine offers intense aromas of black fruit, flowers, menthol and pepper. The mouth is large, rich and dense and provides a nice long finish.
One of the treasures of the appellation!
Canailles old is a cuvée of a plot of Carignan planted in 1902 on the limestone plateau of Montmajou. This wine was aged for 18 months in oak barrels before being bottled without filtering or collages.
Grapevine: Tillage, no weeding. cup size and cord royat.
Harvest: Manual in crates with rigorous selection.
Yield: 28 HL / Ha.
Traditional vinification, total de-stemming, crushing and pumping.
Aged for 18 months on lees and tanks.
Production of 1,000 bottles.
Serving suggestions: Red meat, game in sauce and cheese.
Potential: The cover of this wine is estimated to be 8 to 10 years.
Patricia et Luc Bettoni