About the Vineyard:
“Set on the right bank of the Rhône, a few steps from the historic site of the Pont du Gard, Vignerons Propriétés Associés is one of the principal wine producers in the Rhone-Mediterranean area. Their vineyards are located in a triangle between the famous commune of St Hilaire d’Ozilhan at the heart of the southern slice of land bordering the Gard region and the Côtes du Rhône, then head westward towards Sommières, to the edge of the Camargue Region.
Close to the Mediterranean sea and the Roman city of Nîmes, the vines are situated on a very healthy terroir thanks to dry, warm weather and a soil covered with rolled pebbles. The 2,700 hectares of sustainably-farmed vineyard extend in a complete circle around the city of Nimes, the unique vineyards supply a diversity of exposures and microclimates. All of the principal Mediterranean grapes are grown and vinified in their state-of-the-art cellars, along with international favorites like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Saveurs du Temps range is a selection of their best parcels to get fresh, fruity and smooth wines whilst keeping a strong identity.”
About the Wine:
The grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe then destemmed. Maceration lasts 18-20 days with
perfect temperature control and careful extraction of the aromatic and polyphenolic elements (pumping-over and delestage). When malolactic fermentation is complete, the wines are racked twice and blended before they are left to mature in vats for 8 months.
75% Syrah and 25% Grenache
This is a wine to love for its deep colour highlighted with purple, its bouquet of small red fruit like raspberry and blackcurrant and its full generous mouth.