A dark purple robe and a very expressive bouquet betrays the supremacy of the Syrah and a 14-month period in oak barrels. Everything is in balance, the mouth opening on black fruits with nuances of vanilla, enhanced by silky tannins. A complex and elegant wine with a very subtle woodiness. To be enjoyed immediately or after a few years in the cellar, accompanied by an Osso Bucco or a tournedos of beef.



Appellation: AOP — La Clape 2015
Grape varieties: Syrah 65%, Grenache 20%, Carignan 15%
Culture: Sustainable agriculture since 2004 for the environment and complexity of wine.
Soil: Clay, limestone.
Exposure: Côteaux North West of La Clape.
Production: 8.000 bottles. 29 hl/ha. (400 Magnums)
Harvest: Selective manual harvest, scraped.
Winemaking: Separate vinification of the vines without yeasting, manual pigeages. Vatting of about 30 days. The wine is neither glued nor filtered.
Ageing: 14 months in oak barrels.
Degree: 14.5%
Laying down: 5 – 8 years.
Consumption at: About 16 – 18° C
Medal: Silver medal from Mundis Vini 2017 and a ‘recommended wine’ in the DECANTER 2017 Contest.
Classed among the elite of the great La Clape wines, this highly characteristic marvel delivers a show of flavours with formidable balance.
Tasting: Very black and red fruits, it expresses the fig scrubland and spices, with a beautiful volume of mouth and tannins already silky and airy. At once fresh and mature, it fills the taster by its extreme length. To be drunk with poultry, olive can, duck breast or confit, hare stew, leg of lamb.

Château Ricardelle

Route de Gruissan
11 100 Narbonne, France

Tél. : (+33)4 68 65 21 00

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