Cuvee Michelle Cazevieille Saint Chinian 2016.
Grape Varieties: 85% Syrah, 15% Grenache
Ageing: 20% of the wine matured for a year in French oak barrels with one previous use.
At first a Sprinkle of red fruit notes warmed with spice. Then the bouquet opens out generously. Overall, Red fruit explodes on the palate, with surprising length.
Food Pairing Recommendations:
Enjoy Cuvee Michelle Cazevieille Saint Chinian with grilled red meat, game or characterful cheeses. Serve at room temperature, 16°C. Ageing potential: 5 years
Saint Chinian Appellation:
Saint-Chinian sits at the foot of the southern slopes of the Massif Central, facing the Mediterranean sea. The region is bordered by 2 other famous larger appellations named Faugères and Minervois. It’s a rugged, dry and windy wine-producing area, backed by the beautiful peaks of the Cévennes. Terroir has a large aroma palette such as lavender, sage, rosemary, and thyme, collectively known as garrigue. The climate is typical from Mediterranean area: mild winters, hot, dry summers and little rainfall. Saint-Chinian regions is one of the windiest of Languedoc. With a north wind from the foothills of the Massif Central bringing a night-time cooling in the summer, such climate is beneficial and essential for slowing down the ripening of the grapes.