Cote Rotie Seigneur de Maugrion, Delas 2010/11
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Cote Rotie Seigneur de Maugrion, Delas 2010/11CHARACTERISTICS This cuvée is a blend of grapes coming from the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde. Average production: 15,000 to 20,000 bottles (75 cl.) per year. Grape Variety : 100% Syrah
WINE MAKING The grapes for the "Seigneur de Maugiron" cuvée are picked by hand, plot by plot, at top maturity. Fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped concrete tanks, following two days of pre-fermentary cold maceration. The maceration process continues under controlled temperatures of 82°F to 86°F (28°C to 30°C). Daily cap pushing down and pumping over are carried out for approximately 10 days. The total vatting time can last up to 20 days.
MATURING The wine is aged for 14 to 16 months in new or one year old oak casks. The barrels are topped up regularly.
TASTING NOTES The colour is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie "Seigneur de Maugiron" has blackcurrant, redcurrant, liquorice and smoky aromas, underscored with light woody notes. The palate shows a tightly-knit tannic framework. The wine is well-balanced with a silky texture. It combines fine concentration with great delicacy.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Fine meats, roast beef, water games, truffles, spicy stews. The bottle should be opened 1 to 3 hours before serving and decanted if the wine has been laid down for more than 5 years.