Château Deffends Cuvée Première 2012
Ref : 468966
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 11.53 € / liter
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and crisp
Its garnet color offers a pretty nose of black fruits, licorice, mint and wild berries. On the palate, this wine is vinous, full, spicy and nervous with a finish on tannins that blend.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Sustainable agriculture introduces more ethical and environmental friendly practices within the agricultural operations. Alternative to intensive agriculture, this process aims in viticulture at stopping the use of chemicals as preventive treatments.
Domain and appellation
Located in Carnoules, Château Deffends belongs to Mr. Verges, owner and winemaker since 1999.
- Terroir: The vineyard of 30 hectares evolves on a clay and limestone soil.
- Viticulture: In the vineyard, sustainable agriculture is privileged and vines are cared for throughout the year. The harvest is manual.
- Vinification: This wine is composed of 4 different varieties: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache noire and Carignan. The maturity of these varieties arrive at different times, they must be vinified separately. Then in January, the winemaker carries out the assembly of its various tanks by varying the proportions of each.
Grapes Carignan Rouge, Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
- Carignan Rouge : 30%
- Grenache Noir : 30%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 10%
- Syrah : 30%