Prieuré de Saint-Jean de Bébian 2012
Ref : 478615
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 38.90 € / liter
- Keeping level 2019
- Service temperature 17°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its garnet color offers an open and bouqueté nose with hints of leather and nutmeg. On the palate, this wine is expressive and racy with a velvety and fleshy attack. Finale on silky 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 “Pézenas” mention was added to the Côteaux du Languedoc appellation in 2007 in order to define this wine region’s specific features.
Domain and appellation
Domaine Prieuré de Saint-Jean de Bébian
Marked by the ancestral dynamism of Pézenas, the Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian domain keeps on taking the high road through its unique terroirs and grands vins.
- Terroir: Spread across 32 hectares with the Cévennes for hinterland, the white varietals’ vines lay on limestone soils that one can compare to some of the finest Burgundy and Champagne terroirs with a tenor of limestone as high as 30%. The red varietals’ vines lay on arid and stony limestone soils.
- Viticulture: The vineyard was entirely renovated in the 60’s with the addition of Rhône varietals (GSM) to some of the traditional mediterranean varietals (carignan and cinsault). The vines are in average 35 years old and the harvests handpicked.
- Vinification: A slow maceration of 6 to 9 weeks is performed. Depending on the variety, the wine is aged in Bourgogne barrels and half barrels (1/3 new wood, another 1/3 in 1 year and another in 2 years).
Grapes Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre
- Grenache Noir