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COTEAUX DU PONT DU GARD

Indication Géographique Protégé

Montfrin la Tour Rouge

--2017--

This IGP between two countries, (Languedoc and Provence) is located south of Uzes and the Northeast of Nimes. The 300 hectares of vineyards includes 19 municipalities of the department of Gard, in the area of Argillières and Cabrières. Only 20 producers have this denomination today. The Pont du Gard dominates a side of hills of outcrop of limestone and urgoniano of the south of Collias and the North of Argilliers, and of outcrop of sandstone of the Miocene. The climate, dry and sunny, is dominated by the Mistral.

Specification

Grape :
Shiraz 60%, Grenache 30%, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Ground :
Würmiennes and holocene alluviums composed of sand and silt, near the Rhone and the Gardon.
These deep soils help guarantee an adequate level of performance for the desired profile of the wine, the production of juicy grapes. In the summer, marine supplies rise along the Camargue.
The moderating effect of these breezes strengthens the temperature variations between day and night, which is recognized to preserve the freshness and purity of the fruits. The Mistral, the north wind, is also beneficial for the health of the vineyards

Viticulture :
The yields were 80 hectoliters per hectare. The vineyards are in double Royat cord, so the grapes are well distributed and have good ventilation and direct sunlight
It is a qualitative pruning by limitation of yield and vigor. This mode of behavior in cord and a high tied allow the mechanical harvest; the harvest is done at the end of the night to take advantage of the night freshness and therefore maintain all the aromatic potential

Elaboration :
fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks

Alcohol :
13.5 ° vol

Tasting note :
Colorful dress, carmine. Explosive nose of red fruit salad, of violet, of blackcurrant bud. The palate is juicy and fleshy, fruity and refreshing

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