Parnasse Cabernet Sauvignon (12pk)
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Region: Beziers, Nimes and Aude Valley
Trellis: Single Wire
Soil: Clay & Limestone
Elevation: Average of 150m
Grape Variety: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Winemaker: Eric Moen
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Sourcing: Parnasse is named after the mountain grass that flowers above our vineyards each spring, marking the beginning of a long, languid summer. Eric Moen weaves the character and strengths of a number of individual regions to create a wine style truly expressive of the South of France – beautifully ripe and expressive whilst softly structured and easy to appreciate.
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool maceration with regular pump-overs to maximise retention of fruit colour and aroma. Aged in vats for six months with complete malo-lactic fermentation undertaken.
2016 Vintage: A very warm and dry vintage with noticeably low yields exacerbated by frosts in early Spring. The conditions continued with just enough relief via light showers before a very early and compounded harvest that had vignerons scrambling. A famous vintage for red wines, with rich flavours and impressive concentration matched by balance and freshness.
Tasting Note: Bright, vivid brick red in colour with crimson highlights. The nose offers aromas of ripe red berries, surrounded by varietal notes of forest herbs and black olives. The palate is medium bodied with blackcurrant and raspberry flavours framed by soft tannins. Enjoy this vibrant red wine in its youth with a range of richly flavoured meat dishes