Château de Belle Isle Vieilles Vignes 2013
Ref : 469557
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 8.90 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- 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 garnet colour brings out a pretty aroma of black fruit with hints of mint and licorice. As for the taste, this wine has a nice balance and roundness. It is frank, full and spicy with a freshness and a good finish on coated and satin 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 ?
Located between the Pyrenees and the old Massif Central, Corbières experienced a very complex geological history that explains a great diversity of soils (schist, limestone, sand-stone, marl ...). This diversity is reflected in the distinction of 11 terroirs located throughout the appellation.
Domain and appellation
Château Belle Isle
Disgraced by King Louis XVI, the Marshal de Belle Isle left the Court at the end of the eight-eenth century, and was interested in the lands of the Corbières region. He put in culture and dried up the ponds. His heir, De La Croix de Castries, Minister of the Navy at the time of the Revolution, emigrated to the Americas, and its lands were sold to the local bourgeoisie. The castle was built shortly after by Osmin Cathary from the village of Canet d'Aude.
- Terroir: The vineyard of 7 hectares based on pebbled terraces with clay-limestone gravel.
- Viticulture: The harvest is manual.
- Vinification: Maceration in whole grain for 8 to 12 days is achieved, according to the varie-ties. The wine is then aged for 6 to 9 months in tanks with a minimum of three extractions.
Grapes Carignan Noir, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre
- Carignan Noir : 40%
- Grenache Noir : 25%
- Syrah : 25%
- Mourvèdre : 10%