Puech Cremat
Puech Cremat

Puech Cremat 2007 - 28.8 ko
Puech Cremat 2007

Présentation


-  Name of wine : La Bastide aux Oliviers.
-  Appellation : Vin de pays d'Oc.
-  Vintage : 2007
-  Colour : red.

Grape varieties


-  Syrah : 12 %
-  Cinsault : 8 %
-  Merlot : 38 %
-  Carignan : 10 %
-  Cabernet Sauvignon 32 %

Soil

Blend of grapes from the same terroir : Puech Cremat, which lies to the west of Saint André de Sangonis. The soil is made up of small silica stones dating from the Ice Age contained in a strip of sandy-clay earth, loamy with a bit of marl. This soil is well-drained on the surface and stays cool deeper down ; in summer, this prevents serious water stress during periods of drought.

This is top quality terrain, yielding very aromatic wines plenty of fresh minty characters every vintage. Puech Cremat lies on top of a brow, hence the name Puech meaning peak in Occitan

Methods of culture

We use sustainable winegrowing practices with the help of technical advisers. We do not use any fertilizers or herbicides. We produce compost that we spread in winter and we plough the soil between the vines using a mechanical device. One out of every two rows in the vineyard is grassed over.

Yield

2007 : 31 hectos hectare.

Alcohol

2007 : 13°.

Number of bottles

12000 in 75 cl

Handpicking

Manual with variant selection. Grape harvested at optimal maturity after tasting the fruit.

Vinification

De-stemming without crushing, rack-and-return every day according to taste-profile, followed by pumping-over with aeration, temperature control, three-week maceration, draining and blending back in of the first pressings after settling out.

Ageing

On the fine lees in vat.

Date of bottling

March 2008, using Nomacorc.

Tasting

2007
-  Appearance : deep colour with black shades, bright with nice cling on the glass.
-  Nose : rich, powerful and complex nose (wild blackberry, liquorice, black olive, tapenade, leaf tobacco). All develops nicely to a fresh finish with minty notes.
-  Taste : rich and firm mouth-feel with black fruits, leaving a coating of finely grained tannins. Complete wine, big yet comforting. Very good length on the palate, well-balanced wine.

We suggest you serve this wine between 16 an 18 degrees Celsius.

The best food to go with this wine : red meat, rib of beef with Roquefort, grilled lamb chops in wild herbs.

Distinctions

2007
-  Gold medal Top 100 2008 in England
-  Bronze medal Concours général agricole Paris 2008