Puech-Haut Reboussier

Saint-Drézéry, AOP Languedoc

The 2019 was a vintage of records with a 1st semester very humid (860mm rain) and cold.  Late June a terrible heat wave hit the Languedoc with a maximum of 46 ˚C (124˚F) registerred Friday 29th.  The still young berries suffered and 15% of the crop was burnt.  Late July, a second heat wave (41˚C, 114˚F) also happened with no damage.  The late season went very well with little rain and mild temperature. Axel Richarte put a lot of attention to the canopy management in order to protect the berries and obtain some well-balanced fruit.

Tasting Notes

Intense color, purple.  The Mediterranean nose offers aromas of red fruits, coca and ink.  The mouth assumes a mastered relief and pleasant freshness.  Tastes of plums, black fruits, licorice fondant with an acid touch that brings a power in the final.

The 2019 was a vintage of records with a 1st semester very humid (860mm rain) and cold.  Late June a terrible heat wave hit the Languedoc with a maximum of 46 ˚C (124˚F) registerred Friday 29th.  The still young berries suffered and 15% of the crop was burnt.  Late July, a second heat wave (41˚C, 114˚F) also happened with no damage.  The late season went very well with little rain and mild temperature. Axel Richarte put a lot of attention to the canopy management in order to protect the berries and obtain some well-balanced fruit.

The grapes came into the winery separately and very early in the morning (2 to 8 AM) and maceration in concrete tanks last 150 days for the Carignan.  Vinification in whole clusters is made in concrete tank as well.  100% of the wine is aged in 228 liters barrels for 14 months.  The oak barrels are coming from Burgundy oak forests or Troncais forest.  Medium toast or medium +.  No fining and no filtraton.  Small use of the sulfite during vinification.

Grape Variety:  100% Carignan
Total Acidity:  65.4
pH: 3.5
ABV: 15%
Sugar: <1
Production:  200 cases

20 km North East of Montpellier, Puech-Haut soils spread out on 250 ha between 50 and 150 m height.  This terroir made of round pebbles on top of a 4 meters clay layer has a Mediterranean climate.

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2016 Puech-Haut Reboussier-Vintage Notes

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