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Anjou Rouge 2008 – 2009

  • Appellation :        ANJOU ROUGE
  • Vintage :                  2008 – 2009
  • Grappes :                 60 % cabernet franc and 40 % cabernet sauvignon
  • Terroir :                  muddy clay on crude schist
  • Age of the vine :     36 ans
  • Winemaking:            The grapes are mechanically collected with full maturity to over maturity. The selection of the pieces between Anjou Rouge and Rosy is done according to maturity, of the high content in sugar of the grapes and the tasting of berries. We eliminate those the most marked by green pepper. No addition of yeast for the fermentation of musts.  Distending harvest and sorted on a mobile plate at the cellar. The macerations are led in stainless tanks with control of the temperatures of fermentation /maceration. The duration of maceration varies from 6 to 15 days according to quality of the raw material but always in the research of the best balance. The toping up are done with the pump or by the injection of filtered compressed air. The breeding is led by racking or bullage out of tank cement. In order to refine the tannins and to develop the fruit and greediness no filtration is made before the setting bottle.
  • Aging :                     cement tank covered with sandstone squares
  • Analys :                    Alc. 12.09%vol, AT 3.38 g/l, PH 3.60
  • Tasting note :         Inclined towards his glass, the amateur discovers an aromatic pallet of an astonishing freshness. With the fruity cherry notes, blackcurrant and of raspberry, interferes a floral key with pink and violet on a spiced bottom.  Offering in mouth a velvety attack, this year allures as well by its flexible character and round as by its smoothness and its delicacy.
  • Dish and wine :        Fruity as of its youth, refreshing, this Anjou Rouge accompanies the best by the daily kitchen: pork-butchery, meats roasted, light potfuls, cheeses. Be useful enters it 13° and 14° when it is young and between 15° and 16°, after a few years of guards. It is always good to have a bottle of Anjou at home.