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Brillane 2006

  • Appellation: AOC Coteaux d’Aix En Provence.
  • Average age of the vines : 25 years old
  • Soil: clay-chalk
  • Grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsaut and Counoise
  • Wine-making process : organic production certified by the Ecocert label (French Organic label)
  • Harvest: Exclusively by hand. The grapes are selected at the foot of the vines, then transported to the wine-making halls in special trays.

 

  • Wine processing: Selection of the desired grape variety in the correct proportions is completed in the wine-making hall. Separation of the vine stalks from the grapes; then the grapes slide down into oak vats. Fermentation is realized with natural yeasts from the grapes themselves. Traditional fermentation methods are effected in the oak vats.  Temperatures are kept constant, the juice is collected naturally by gravity, and the free-run wine is separated from the pressed wine. Minimal quantities of SO2 are used.
  • Maturation: I8 months in oak vats
  • Quantities produced: 23.000 bottles
  • Bottled at the Domaine, with minimum filtration.
  • Yields: 38HL / Hectare    (5 UK gallons/ 6 US gallons  per acre)
  • SO2: 59mg/litre  (cf maximum authorised for red wine is 160 mg/litre, or 80 mg/litre in organic cultures)

Tasting notes

  • Colour: a deep ruby red, with a garnet hue.
    Smell: an intense and complex aroma pertaining to red and black berries with a hint of vanilla and liquorice.
    Taste: full-bodied and elegantly tannic, the red and black berries dominate with a hint of spices and figs. An excellent vintage as been assured!
    To be served between 16° and 18° C. (57° - 60° F.)
  • Accompanying dishes:  Veal and pork, fish, some red meats and grilled duck.
  • Available in bottles (50ml and 75ml) or magnums (150ml)
    Sold in cartons of 6 or 12 bottles
    Price: Bottle 50ml  € 6.90   Bottle 75ml € 9.90   Magnum € 20.80
    Prices include sales tax but exclude shipping costs.
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