Monastier Shiraz

MONA005
This generous and aristocratic Shiraz from Southern France is made to our own specifications by our team in the Languedoc and is a medal winner in the making. Showing real class and pedigree in the glass - a nose brimming with ripe plum, mulberry and damson fruits that lead to a vibrant and rich spicy palate.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
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
£8.99
 

Alain Grignon

Alain Grignon has been involved in the production of Languedoc wine for nearly 30 years. Most of the grapes for this wine come from vineyards near Minervois in the North-East of the Languedoc.

Tasting Notes

Bright cherry red colour with aromas of cassis and blackberry, hints of violet and liquorice and subtle integrated oak. It has a dense and fruity palate with silky tannins at the finish.

Food Matches

Best enjoyed with a slow-cooked rabbit stew.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness, get destemmed and thereafter are divided into two sections. Most of it is traditionally fermented on the skin for about ten days adding structure to the wine. A small part passes the modern process of thermovinification and hot skin contact maceration. After that, the juice goes through cool temperature fermentation. This procedure is carried out in order to extract and enhance the varietal’s aromatic qualities. At the end of the winemaking process both the modern and the traditional section are blended to a youthful and easy drinking wine.