Les Boissières 2018
Biodynamic Certified Demeter
Blended from : Grenache 80%, Syrah 10% and Mourvèdre 10%.
First launched : 1996
Alcoholic grade : 14,5 %
Terroir and Vineyard Management: Arid, stony, clay and limestone soil. The vines are farmed biodynamically, certified by Demeter.The earth is ploughed and there is no use of fertilizers.
Yield: 30 hectolitres/hectare.
Harvest: Hand-picked, into small open crates.
Vinification: After hand sorting on tables, the grapes are gravity fed into vats. No yeast is added. Traditional vinification with alternate cap immersion and pumping over. Four to five weeks’ maceration. Pneumatic pressing.
Maturing: 36 months in stainless steel vats. Bottled in June 2021. Unfined and unfiltered.
Production: 4,100 bottles.
Serving suggestions: Uncork, or even better, decant at least 2 hours before serving at a temperature of 14°-16°C.
Tasting note: Deep garnet red with aromas of red fruit, lavender and wild thyme. Very smooth with soft tannins, clean and fruity with distinct flavours of damsons and hints of spice. Drink with quality cured ham and potatoes “dauphinoise”, poultry in pepper and tomato sauce, roast game birds, lightly spiced creamy curries and Oriental dishes.
At its peak: Around 2025 – 2030.