Le Premier de Valmy 2018 75 cl
AOP Côtes du Roussillon / Red wine
- A powerful and fleshy wine, rich in aromas of ripe fruit and velvety tannins.
- It is concentrated and greedy, with nice notes of liquorice and spices.
- To be served at 17-19 ° C.
- Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine, osso-bucco, lamb with thyme, stew, aged cheeses
17 ° – 19 ° C
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Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah
45 HL / Ha
|Food and wine pairings||
Red meat, prime rib, stews
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IGP Côtes Catalanes
On plot selection where the berries of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache noir are the most concentrated and which we have learned to recognize over the years, are used in the development of this cuvée. The vines are the subject of special attention. Maturation is followed precisely until the appearance of the first berry wilting which triggers the harvest. The bunches are subject to a first sorting on the plot and are transported to the cellar in the box where a second manual sorting is carried out.
Winemaking and aging
The production of this cuvée is based on three harvests, one per grape variety, due to their differences in precocity.
As for the other vintages aged in oak barrels, the macerations are carried out in a traditional way and last around four weeks. They are monitored daily through tastings provided by the cellar master.
All the volumes are placed in new barrels at the end of alcoholic fermentation. The aging lasts about 18 months in French oak barrels exclusively. The final blend is decided after a tasting where only the most interesting components are selected. After bottling, the wine is aged for at least one year in the bottle before being put on the market.
The dress is deep red. The nose is powerful with notes of roasting, vanilla and liquorice brought by the Syrah. Grenache noir expresses itself on the palate through slightly peppery notes while Mourvèdre and Syrah bring the quality of tannins and volume to the wine’s balance in the mouth.