Fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.
Languedoc-Roussillon :: France
Château de Treviac is located in Talairan which lies between Carcassonne and Perpignan. It is the property of a young and dynamic winegrower, Arnaud Sié. In 2000, after studying history, Arnaud decided to take over responsibility for his family’s estate. He currently has 20 hectares of vineyards, 14 of which are in the Corbières appellation. Arnaud has worked tirelessly to modernize the wine cellars and did extensive work in the vineyards. They are situated at an altitude of 200 to 350 metres, surrounded by garrigue and on very rocky limestone-clay soils, a perfect terroir for Syrah and Grenache. The vineyards face south.
The syrah vines are about 15 years old while the grenache ones are 35 years old. The low yield of 35 hectolitres per hectare for both varieties explains the extraordinary concentration of this wine.
Syrah 60%, Grenache 40%
The vineyard is established on chalky clay soils and the average yield is 35 hl/ha. The crop is totally hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard. The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed when they arrive into the cellar. A four to five week maceration follows with regular, gentle manipulation of the cap to provide extraction without bitterness.
The wine is aged in tank until bottling, without any fining. It is lightly filtered before bottling.
lovely cassis aromas enriched with liquorice and black pepper.
lovely and full, with juicy fruit notes, good to great length.
Serve at 19°C with roasted lamb, duck breast, cheeses.