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Domaine La Tasque Syrah, IGP d’Aude, 2014

92% Syrah, 8% Carignan

The Syrah grapes were hand-harvested on the 16th September into 15 kg boxes. They were de-stemmed but not crushed and fermented in a wooden, open-topped fermenter. Extraction was achieved by punching down by hand twice a day in the early stages of fermentation and one déléstage (rack and return). The wine was pressed in mid-October. 20% of the wine was matured in one year old barriques for 10 months before blending, and bottling in July 2015.

The wine was only very lightly filtered before bottling and there may be a slight in a deposit in the bottle. We recommend decanting 1 hour before drinking.

15 % alcohol.

Production: 1300 bottles. Each bottle is numbered.

Tasting notes:

Very deep ruby colour with purple highlights. The aromas are pronounced with cherry and blackcurrant mingling with hints of wild herbs and eucalypt. Full bodied, the palate is lush with flavours of blackberries, cherries and a touch of vanilla. The ripeness is beautifully balanced by silky tannins and fresh acidity. Drink now – 2020.

 

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Domaine La Tasque Carignan IGP d’Aude, 2014

90% Carignan, 10% Syrah

The grapes were hand-harvested on the 15th September into 15 kg boxes. They were de-stemmed but not crushed and fermented in a stainless steel fermenter. Extraction was achieved by pumping over twice a day in the early stages of fermentation and one déléstage (rack and return). The wine was pressed in mid-October. 15% of the wine was matured in one year old barriques for 10 months before blending, and bottling in July 2015.

14.5% alcohol.

Production: 1800 bottles. Each bottle is numbered.

Tasting notes:

Deep ruby colour. Inviting aromas of blackberries, plums, smoke and stone. Rich yet elegant wine with damson and cherry flavours balanced by fine tannins and a streak of minerality. The flavours linger in the mouth. We suggest decanting 2 hours before drinking to allow the flavours to unfurl. Drink now – 2022.

 

Both wines can be bought cellar door for 15€ per bottle. To arrange a tasting at the domaine or to find out availability near you Contact Us