Villafranchien 2019

Winery Domaine Le Conte des Floris

Region Languedoc, France

Grapes Garnacha 80%, Carignan 10%, Cinsault 10%
ProfileVibrant raspberry and plum notes, with plenty of garrigue and herbes des provence. The wine has a definite earthy side, quite rustic. The best surprise is the condition of the fruit, while juicy, it is not overripe. Great balance on the palate.
Grape GrowingAll our vines are cultivated without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers (in organic, ECOCERT certification license n ° 184076P). The harvest is carried out in 12kg crates after sorting, if necessary.
WinemakingCold soak maceration is done with stem inclusion prior to pressing by hand on a vertical press. Vinification is as natural as possible, with a very moderate use of sulfur and indigenous yeasts. We use a gentle punchdown, a la Burgundy, to wet the cap, but no tempreature control is used. Following fermentation, the wine is aged in oak barrels for at least a year and usually longer in concrete vats for greater balance.
More About the WineThe village of Pezenas is one of only 11 villages allowed to use their name on a bottle of Coteaux du Languedoc wine. These 11 villages represent some of the best vineyard sites in the region due to their exposure and elevation.

Wine Data

Alc13.5

PH3.7

TA3.1

RS1.0 g/l

Sulfur50ppm, 10ppm free

Soil"Villafranchien"- terraces of old quaternary stones and pebbles

Altitude50m

Vineyard Age30 years

Production Size500 cases

PairingBeef stew with olives, Pork tenderloin stuffed with prunes, Duck confit with sweet spices, Cassoulet, Pulled Pork sandwiches, BBQ, Lamb Shank, Gyros Cuisines: Southern French, American, Provencal, North African, Greek

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