“Sous le soleil” by Jacques Prévert
First vintage of Soleil de Nuit, a cuvée made from a single parcel of vines: La Rompue du Bas.
Vinification of Cinsault and Carignan in order to find the fruity association of the two grape varieties for a fresh cuvée.
Carignan 70% Cinsault 30%
La Rompue du Bas, a sloping plot of limestone soil. Mediterranean, hot and dry climate, north-facing.
Hand-picked in 12 kg crates, vinification in whole bunches for both grape varieties but vinified in two different vats. Separate presses, both in the small gentle vertical press. Blending of the two varieties at the end of the alcoholic fermentation. 4 months in stainless steel vats. Slight racking, sheltered from the air, to separate the wine from its lees very delicately.
The Cinsault is composed of large berries with a very juicy flesh, giving the blend a lightness to the nose of red fruits, raspberries, dried fruits and white flowers.
The Carignan brings a soft freshness and a certain length in the mouth.
Serve at 13 - 14 °C
Food pairings : Cuttlefish ink risotto; Yakitoris; Pulled pork; Cold garden tomato soup; Dim sum; Cheese.