Granbeau Grenache Noir

GRAN140
Gold medal winner at the Concours des Vins de Lyon 2018, this wine is a superb example of the quality of wines that are now being produced in the South of France by this renowned winemaker Xavier Roger.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Country:
France
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£9.99
 

Xavier Roger

Mastering the nuances of Southern French varietals and combining traditional and modern winemaking techniques, Xavier Roger wines are a superb example of the quality that are now being produced in the South of France. Using the best parcels in the area, the quality of the range is truly outstanding and demonstrates the quality of wines that can be produced in this area of France.

Tasting Notes

Dense ruby red in appearance. Intense blackberry and cherry aromas on the nose, rounded by notes of cocoa. Full of fruit flavours on the palate with silky tannins.

Food Matches

An ideal accompaniment to barbecued meats, grilled vegetables and dark chocolate

Vinification

The grapes are harvested and are left to macerate in stainless steel tanks. For this Grenache, the fermentation and maceration process are particularly long, as they can last up to 21 days at a controlled temperature of 26°C. The juices are pumped over twice a day, extracting the best aromatic components of the grapes. This technique called "délestage" in French, gives the juice its intense colour and reduced the bitterness of the tannins.

Press Comments

Médaille d'Or (Gold medal) at the Concours des Vins de Lyon 2018. Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. "This Languedoc red of theirs is a dark, medium bodied grenache with bramble and black cherry fruit, good acidity, firm tannin and suggestions of fennel, black pepper and baking spice." Brian Elliott, MidWeek Wines, 2020.