Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Héloïse, Vin de Pays du Vaucluse — 2014

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  • Introduction

    • Héloïse d’Argenteuil, brilliant disciple-turned-lover of Pierre Abélard, fearless and forward-thinking. Showcasing the elegance and restraint of cooler-climate Syrah, with some fleshy Grenache and a touch of Roussanne to add floral aromatics.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Pruning Method: Double cordon de Royat, 6 shoots per cordon

    • Viticulture: Organic and biodynamic practices, certified BeeFriendly and HVE 3 sustainable viticulture (highest tier
    • Vine Age: Grenache - over 60 years old; Syrah - 50 years old
    • Soil: Clay and limestone, very stony
    • Elevation: Grenache - 530 meters (1,738 feet); Syrah - 540 meters (1,771 feet)
    • Exposure: Grenache - Northwest facing; Syrah - Southwest facing
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In wooden tanks, with skin maceration for 5 weeks; 100% malolactic
    • Barrel Aging: 18 months
    • Filtration: Unfiltered
    • Fining: Unfined
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Syrah, 26% Grenache Noir, 4% Roussanne
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Deep, brilliant crimson color

      Nose
      : Rich and intense with fruit notes and hints of spice

      Palate
      : Fleshy and full-bodied with ripe fruits

      Finish: Long

    • Serving Suggestions: A generous and intense blend with strong aging potential, ideally suited to game birds, poultry, lamb and roasted vegetables. Decant for 2-3 hours and serve at room temperature.