Château de l'Engarran - Grés de Montpellier - Red
Grés de Montpellier from Château de l'Engarran is made from 67% Syrah, 23% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. The wine is produced by classical method per grape variety. It's stirred regularly during the fermentation (pigeage and délestage). Each grape variety is stored for 2 years to round the tannins, 40% of the finalized wine is stored on oak barrels for 15 months.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre
- Classification : AOP Languedoc - Grés de Montpellier
- Awards : 3 stars Guide Hachette 2018
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2015
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : 8-10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château de l'Engarran belongs to the Grill family since 5 generations. Today it's the two sisters, Constance Rerolle-Grill and Diane Losfelt Grill who control the wine production since 30 years. However, it all started already in 1632, when Henry d'Engarran, who had public responsibilities for the Languedoc region, bought the vineyard from the noble lords in Saint-Georges d'Orques which is a villages located just outside Montpellier in southern France. He decides to start the wine production in his own name. Later, Jean Vassal became the owner when he received the property as a wedding gift from his wife and he was the person who built the beautiful castle building as it looks today. Saint Georges d'Orques has a soil which is similar to the one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its red soil covered with round stones. The wines from here have long aging potential and always contain a certain freshness.
An elegant purple-colored shiny color. Very expressive aromas of dark and red berries, spices and some elements of chocolate and cinnamon. The palate is soft and has aromas of cherry mixed with prunes, ripe raspberries, strawberries and black currant marmalade. The tannins are soft as velvet. A mentol transition that teases a certain sweetness as if to create a certain freshness. Un chic fou! To serve to grilled meat, a risotto or a lamb casserole.