Domaine des Masques Exception Syrah 2016 - Red
"Exception Syrah" is produced by Yves Cuilleron who is well known for his exclusive wines of Côte-Rotie and Cornas in the Rhône valley. The grapes (100% Syrah) are picked from the bunches immediately after harvest and are then immediately chilled and macerated for 10 days before raising the temperature and leting the fermentation process begin. The grapes are then pressed and the malolactic fermentation is carried out relatively quickly at 18 ° temperature. The finished wine is put into oak barrels and the wine is raised for 12 months before being bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Provence
- Grape variety : 100% Syrah
- Classification : IGP Bouches-du-Rhône
- Awards : Guide Hachette 2014
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13.5%
- Storage potential : More than 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine des Masques is located a few kilometers from Aix-en-Provence in a unique natural environment, 550 meters above the sea level, at the foot of the Sainte Victoire mountain. It was here, that Paul Cezanne, in his time, painted many of his most famous paintings. Before 1993 there were only scrubland here and in just 20 years, the domain has evolved into what it is today. The philosophy of the winemaking is to mix tradition with innovation in a unique manner. The objective is to make wines with personality and of excellent quality. The wine production is conducted in collaboration with Yves Cuilleron, also known from the Rhône Valley and his Condrieu, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie wines. No chemical pesticides are used in the agriculture and the working methods and tools are of the latest technology.
Purplered color with violet hues. Fruity aromas of ripe blackberry and black currant with spicy hints of licorice, pepper and bay leaf. A rich, full-bodied and fruity taste with a slight hint of vanilla and coffee. A typical Syrah wine, at a good price in comparison to similar wine of Côte-Rotie. To be drunk slightly chilled to 14-15 ° and served to most meat dishes, preferably with a good sauce.