Secret de Valmy 2013 75 cl
IGP Côtes Catalanes / Red wine
- Deep red color, close to garnet
- Mixture of ripe red fruit aromas, slightly jammy, vanilla notes, lightly toasted
- The palate is the expression of the marriage of grape varieties from the South West which bring freshness and power with the renowned Albères terroir.
- Pairing: red meats, in sauce, stews, beef rib, cheese
18 to 19 ° C
Aging potential of 15 years
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red meats in sauce, a matured prime rib, stews.
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IGP Côtes Catalanes
The plots were created after clearing a small hill overlooking the cellar and the rest of the vineyard. These are small plots of about half a hectare. The choice was made of high densities, as in the largest French vineyards of Champagne, Bordeaux or Burgundy.
Winemaking and aging
The start of the harvest is decided when the tasting of the berries reveals complete maturity. The grapes vinified in new 500L barrels, full vinification. These are generally the last VALMY harvests, at the beginning of October. The harvest, transported in approximately 15kg crates, is sorted manually on arrival at the cellar, then destemmed and lightly crushed.
They are monitored daily through tastings provided by the cellar master. Aging lasts about 18 months in new French oak barrels. The final blend is decided after a tasting where only the best barrels are selected. After bottling, the wine is aged for 3 years in the bottle before being marketed.
The wine has a deep red color, close to garnet. On the nose, a mixture of aromas of ripe red fruits appears, slightly jammy, vanilla notes, slightly toasted, as well as truffle notes. The mouth is the expression of the marriage of the grape varieties of the southwest which bring freshness and power with the terroir of the Albères known to give to the red wines velvety tannins.