Via Nostrum, Saint Chinian Red 2018
This terroir is crossed by a Roman road called :Via Domitia. It is an integral part of the history of our region. Our Languedoc appellations thus intersect.
Via Nostrum is our interpretation of this legendary historic route through the vineyard and the plots.
Grape Varieties: 85% Syrah, 15% Grenache
Soil / Terroir: Via Nostrum Vineyard situated on the limestone-clay plateaus and hillsides from Chaînon de Saint-Chinian. Climate is hot and dry traditional from the Mediterranean climate.
Tasting Notes: At first, on the nose, this wine reveals small black fruit and garrigue aromas. Then red fruit explodes on the palate, with surprising length. Overall, wonderful structure with smooth tannins and a long spicy finish with notes of vanilla and toasted.
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.