Chap.II - the elegance of lace
For the second chapter of its new collection, Maison Castel combines customary savoir-faire with a certain daring, stepping away from its traditionally-favoured soils to create a Rhône valley wine.
Grape varieties : 60% Grenache, 34% Syrah Harvest : Hand-picked from September 15th 2017 Maceration : 100% traditional maceration (27 days in tank for the Grenache, 24 days for the Syrah) Aged 15 months : 30% in new oak, 30% in one-vintage barrels, 12% in two-vintage barrels, 28% in tank
Bright and clear, with deep garnet hints
Well-balanced, expressive and mouth-filling. Fresh, floral notes (violets) and a graphite-like minerality. The finish is fresh and lifted by grainy-textured tannins
3 to 10 years
Asparagus with morilles (mushrooms), seafood, fresh water fish, apricot tart
Opens with charming wild strawberry aromas. Aeration reveals this wine's full complexity with black pepper notes and a light touch of smoke