Château de Ciffre - Terroirs d'Altitude 2012
Ref : 470562
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 14.10 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut encore vieillir
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its dark garnet color announces a nice open nose of roasted dark fruits, licorice and mint. The palate is balanced, bold, fine, rounded and characterized by garrigue and sweet spices aromas. The finish has ripe, velvety and coated tannins. A sapid and seductive wine.
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 “South of France” vineyards are characterized by over 26 centuries of history!
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 a maturation in tanks and barrels.
Grapes Grenache Noir, Syrah
- Grenache Noir : 40%
- Syrah : 60%