Family winery, owners of 80 hectares, this estate has been owned by the Dardé family for the last 30 years. Located in Mèze, between the Mediterranean garrigue and the Etang de Thau, the vineyard is on clay and chalk soil which tends to be sandy half way through the slopes. The Mediterranean climate accompanies the grapes throughout the year and the proximity of the sea adds some freshness at the end of maturation, which keeps the fruit characteristic and typical of wines from the coast.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Terroir: Clay and Limestone
Vinification: For 60%, destemming, maceration for 20 days at
controlled temperature and frequent pumping over, quick racking of the lees then ageing on the remaining fine lees. For 45%, manual harvest, maceration of the entire grape (carbonic maceration) in tanks for 15 days, pneumatic
pressing, racking of the major lees. The wine is aged 9 months in oak barrels and then blended
Dark garnet colour with purple hints. On the palate the wine is round and harmonious, with some spices, red and black ripe fruit and smooth tannins. Notes of ripe black fruits, cherries, and blackberries with hints of sweet liquorice and toffee. A velvety wine.
Beef tenderloin or grilled steak, French lamb stew, chili con carne, cheeses.