Vin de France, Red Wine, Organic
Tribute to Bruno Barwise's African roots
A new interpretation of a year's work at Pioch Coumoulet, here is a typical cuvée of Grenache picked when ripe, lightly tinged with Hamburg Muscat.
The name of the cuvée is linked to the South African origins of my parents, especially my mother who was bilingual English-Zulu! - Bruno Barwise
Black Grenache 90% Hamburg Muscat 10%.
Small shelves leaning against a Pioch (a hill) and surrounded by old kermes oak and cypress trees. Clay-limestone soil with the presence of flint and shell fossils.
Mediterranean, hot and dry climate. North-western exposure with a plunging view over the Hérault Valley and in the distance the foothills of the Larzac, swept by the Tramontane winds.
Hand-picked in 12kg crates. Slight maceration for a few days at low temperature of the two grape varieties together destemmed to extract the fruit. Alcoholic fermentation begins. Devatting and pressing without waiting for the end of the fermentation of the two grape varieties. Blending of the run-off and press juices in the press. Fermentation at low temperature (18°C). Post-fermentation racking for clarification. 4 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
Very clear, lively, luminous colour between red and rosé. Mineral, slightly smoky, flinty, citrus and spicy nose. On the palate, it is very smooth, with a roundness typical of Grenache.
Serve at 13 - 14 °C
Food pairings : Tielle de Sète; Beef tartar with oysters and citrus; Grilled lemongrass pork; Grilled white meat; Pressed cooked cheese."