Château de Ciffre - Terroirs d’Altitude 2011
Ref : 468153
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 13.70 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its deep garnet color annonces a nose of dark fruits and notes of spices with hints of garrigue and pepper. The palate offers a good balance with young and ripe tannins.
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 ?
The Maison Lorgeril owns 5 other wine domains. They are all located in altitude between Languedoc and Roussillon.
Domain and appellation
Located in altitude between olive trees and garrigues, the Château de Ciffre is comprised of three different appellations: Faugères, Saint-Chinian, and Coteaux du Languedoc.
- Terroir: The 35 hectares vineyard is located at the crossing of schist and clay-limestone soils.
- Viticulture: Harvests are hand-picked and aim at selected ripe fruits.
- Vinification: The maceration in tanks lasts 35 to 40 days and is followed by an ageing phase in tanks and barrels.
Grapes Grenache Noir, Syrah
- Grenache Noir : 40%
- Syrah : 60%