Sous la Montagne Caramany 2016

red

france

roussillon

Description

Sous la Montagne (“Below the Mountain”) is a new project from winemaker Jeff Carrel and his associate Sebastien Calduch. This range of estate-bottled and négociant wines is sourced from top sites in the Roussillon and western Languedoc, showcasing the pure, unadorned fruit from old vines planted in brilliant granite and schist-based terroirs.

Tasting Notes: Offers a nose of ripe red and dark berries, with hints of pepper, toasted herbs, and a light saline character. Intense fruit and soft tannins on the palate lead to long, savory finish.

Serve With: Excellent with charcuterie, seared tuna steak with Provençal herbs, harissa-rubbed leg of lamb, and more…

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Caramany AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015660

Case Code

10097871015667

Vineyards

From vineyards in Caramany, planted at 220 to 300 meters altitude. Soils dominated by granite, with some clay.

Composition

66% Syrah, 34% Carignan.

Viticulture

The Syrah vines are 15+ years in age, the Carignan 50+ years old. Manual harvest.

Winemaking

Half of the Syrah was destemmed and crushed and given a long, prefermentation cold-soak. Whole cluster Carignan and Syrah was then added once the fermentation was underway (to undergo carbonic maceration). Fermented and matured in traditional cement tanks, unoaked.

Alcohol

13.5%

Accolades

90 pts -JC, The Wine Advocate, 4/18 (2016).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

SOUS032216