Altura 350, Domaine Peter Sichel

ALTU010
The wine is a lovely grenache, syrah and carignan blend with bags of crunchy ripe fruit and a hint of plums, strawberries and spices with a lingering finish.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
52% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 24% Carignan
Genres:
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Cucugnan
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
2-5 years from vintage
Closure Type:
Cork
£11.49
 

Domaine Peter Sichel

The dream started about 30 years ago when the late Peter Sichel, one of Bordeaux’s legends, found a remote vineyard high up in the Corbières mountains literally miles from anywhere (I know having stayed there) in the most beautiful surroundings and with a unique stoney terroir. It is also where the Albigensian Crusaders made martyrs out of the Cathars in the 13th century. Today, Peter's grandson Alexander Sichel lives there and makes the wines following biodynamic viticultural and vinification principles to the letter. Les Jardiniers comes from the heartland of the huge Corbières region, but Alexander and the Sichel family have decided to recognise and embrace their regional terroir, and high-altitude vineyards (the wine is now under the appellation of Cucugnan, rather than Corbières) which much better reflects the philosophy of the family and the quality of their wines from this tiny, almost inaccessible corner of the region.

Tasting Notes

Very expressive aromas of ripe fruit, blackcurrant, prunes. Elegance and suppleness on the palate with hints of pepper and spices.

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