From Château Viranel, deep in the south of France, comes the delectable Trilogie rouge. Composed of 34% Syrah, 33% Alicante Bouschet (from vineyards planed in 1946) and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, this Languedoc red is vinified in a combination of stainless steel and concrete. Zero oak influence allows nothing but gorgeous fruit to shine through.
Dark plum, violet nuances are evident, along with just the lightest hint of spicecake on the crisp and fine finish.
Notes and Reviews
Robe: sombre with violet highlights. Nose: very persistent red fruit notes. Palate: 1st taste fresh and fruity — the red fruit aromas leave place for liquorice notes and stewed prunes. The end shows these 3 varieties' calibre, tannins present and melting. A wine that is a pleasure to drink on all occasions.
Dark ruby colour, nose of raspberry coulis, prunes,black pepper, licorice and cinnamon. The palate is very juicy with plenty of stewed berries aromas, cherries, spices, soft tannins and great length.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet|
|Age of Vines||50-75 years old|
|Vinification||Traditional process and separate varieties. Short skin contact for Alicante to extract fruit and soft tannins. Longer maceration for Syrah and Cabernet. Gentle extraction by rack and return only.|
|Elevage||Matured in stainless-steel vats and concrete tanks|
|Yield||45 hl/ha for Syrah and Cabernet 35 hl/ha for Alicante Bouschet|
|Soil Type||Rolled pebbles over chalky clay soils|