Sainte-Anne by Anne de Joyeuse - Merlot
- IGP Pays d'Oc
Red,IGP Pays d'Oc
Merlot 100%
In 1929 a group of wine producers decided to mutualise their equipment and their experience by creating a winery to commercialise red wines from the upper valley of the Aude river. White wines were produced at a later stage. They chose the name Anne de Joyeuse as a tribute to the Duc de Joyeuse who was the first landlord to be honoured at the court of King Henri III. In exchange for his loyal services, the king offered him a Lordship and land surrounding Limoux. From 1972, they decided to plant the red grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc and Malbec with Chardonnay and Sauvignon for white wines. These varieties are perfectly adapted to the Limoux terroir, benefiting from the climatic influence of four terroirs : Mediterranean, Oceanic, Pyrenean and Autan.
Between the villages of Carcassonne and Limoux, near the Pyrenean mountains, not far from the Spanish border. Different plots of soils made up of sandstone, schist and chalk and clay. Planted on the coldest part of the vineyard at an altitude of 1200 feet. Vines: 20 years old - 45 acres - Yield: 45 Hl/ha - 2.7T. per acre.
Machine harvest followed by a gentle crush; fermentation for 15 days followed by malolactic; gentle filtration to retain primary aromas. In croncrete vats.
Tasting notes
Spicy, blackberry, mulberry, bramble bouquet. Full-bodied, supple and harmonious palate allied to ripe tannins.
Food pairing
Accompanies white meats, poultry and roasts.
Aging potential
3-5 years but enjoyable on release; serve between 59 & 61°F.
Grape varieties
Merlot 100%
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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