Red wine varietals

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alicante bouschet


Alicante Bouschet

This is a varietal with red juice, it is being used in blending to add colour to the juice or the wine.

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cabernet franc


Cabernet Franc

Its main character is the production of wine with aromatic « finesse » and ability to age.

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cabernet sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon

This varietal is known throughout the world thanks to the Bordeaux « grands crus » it is now one of most widespread varietal in the world.

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High sugar potential with intense colour and powerful aromas, its wine has body and has a good potential for aging.

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Carignan produces a wine with good colour, good structure and some astringency. It brings some structure to blended wines. This varietal gives good results with the carbonic maceration winemaking technique.

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Its wine is usually very coloured and with good tannins, lacking sometime acidity. It adds brilliance, roundness and character when blended with wine of other varietals. It can age and goes remarkably well with merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

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This is a cross between Grenache noir and Jurançon. Its wine is coloured, with good typicity, it is harmonious and has a good body. Its qualities are close to those of the wines of Grenache noir. Its tendency for high production requests harnessing the level of yield in order to obtain wines of good quality.

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Its wine has not a lot of colour but it is fruity and brings suppleness to the blends. It produces very nice and fruity rosé wines.

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Wine with colour and tannins -but less aromas and more suppleness than the wine of Cabernet.

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Wine with little alcohol, average colour. more or less acidic according to the level of yield.

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grenache noirGrenache Noir

Average phenol and aromatic potential. On dry and stony hillsides, Grenache noir is producing a wine with high alcoholic content and low acidity.
Its wines age very quickly and the colour oxidizes rapidly.

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This varietal produces coloured wines of high quality. They are aromatic, with good body and structure and able to age. The yield is limited.

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Its wine has a good colour, is powerful, with relatively low acidity and mellow tannins. High alcohol potential with powerful and complex aromas. the yield is interesting.

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When it is harvested ripe, it produces coloured wines, with high level of tannins that require several years to express their aromatic potential. It has an anti oxidant power making this varietal a good complement to Grenache noir.

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Wine with little alcoholic potential, astringent, with some finesse and good potential for aging.

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petit verdot


Petit Verdot

Wine with much colour, rich in tannins with good aging potential.

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pinot gris


Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris produces a delicate wine with complex aromas, slightly « fumé » or floral.

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pinot noir


Pinot Noir

Produces high quality wine with intense aromas and bouquet. Its wine is able to age. Wine powerful with intense and complex aromas.

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Produces wine of high quality, very intense colour, rich in tannins and aromas reminiscent of violet. For fruity wines it requires to be picked at its phenological peak (11 à 12°). For wines to age an over maturation is advisable (over 12°).

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Tannat produces very dark wines, with high tannins and acidity. This varietal permits to produce red wines of excellent quality, very powerful and able to age.

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Wine fairly coloured, with good alcoholic potential. On dry soils and with reasonable yields it produces wines of high quality with aging potential.

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