COMBEMALE ROUGE

This was Ricardelle’s very first wine in the Languedoc appellation, a classic that remains faithful to its original quality. Behind its deep colour with glints of red, it reveals a subtle and fruity nose, round and ample on the palate. There is an extraordinary suppleness in the tannins, which place it perfectly alongside a roast leg of lamb or a filet of beef. To drink young or after a short period of laying down.

COMBEMALE ROUGE

Appellation: AOP Languedoc 2015
Grape varieties: Carignan 36%, Syrah 29%, Grenache 22%, Mourvèdre 13%
Culture : Sustainable agriculture since 2004 for the environment and complexity of wine.
Soil: Clay, sand, gravel.
Exposure: Coteaux Northeast of la Clape.
Area: 10 ha.
Production: Approximately 35,000 bottles.
Harvest: Harvest plot spread over 2 months according to maturity of the grapes.
Winemaking: Selective harvesting, separate vinification of grape varieties, 100% destemming, yeast-free fermentation with temperature control between 25° C and 30° C, vatting time 20 days.
Ageing: In tank for 10 to 12 months.
Degree: 14 %
Laying down: 3 – 5 years.
Consumption at: About 16 – 18° C
Tasting: The dress is red with black highlights. Nose on ripe and grilled red fruits with a liquorice and spicy touch. Palate smoothly on silky tannins. To drink on the fruit. Easy pairing with grilled meats and cold meats.

Château Ricardelle

Route de Gruissan
11 100 Narbonne, France

Tél. : (+33)4 68 65 21 00
ricardelle@orange.fr

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