Vignerons de Caractère
Domaine Mas du Bouquet Red
Location : Located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, in the wild Garriques countryside, it belongs to the Manganelli family.
Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases) : 111, 20 acres / 15 000 cases
Terroir : Stony tableland
Age of the vines : 35 years
Yields : 32 Hl /Ha - 2T. per acre
Grape varieties : 60% Grenache
Vinification : The harvest is entirely picked by hand. The harvest is initially stored at cold temperature with whole grape bunches to extract the maximum amount of flavour. The temperature then increases slowly 25/30°C with two pumping over a day.
Winemaker : Serge Ollivier
Owner : Manganelli Family
Type of ageing : The period on vats is quite short to preserve the fruit and the bottling is made at the beginning of the spring.
Tasting note : A very expressive bouquet with intense notes of very ripe red fruit, prunes and violets. In mouth it is round and full-bodied with fine and silky tannins. Good length with a spicy finish.
Accompaniment advice : It is ideal with duck, a roast chicken, only on its own or with cold cuts.
Ageing potential : 3 to 5 years.
Awards/Comments : 2010: 90 on Wine Spectator "Plump at the core, but racy on the edges, with a mix of anise, plum sauce and boysenberry fruit offset by graphite and black tea notes, with a long finish. Drink now through 2013. 5,000 cases made. –JM"