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Flora 2006

  • Appellation: AOC Coteaux d’Aix En Provence.
    Average age of the vines : 25 years old
    Soil: clay-chalk
    Grape varieties: Cabernet-Sauvignon and old Grenache
  • 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: Detailed selection of the desired grapes, separation of the vine stalks from the grapes; then the grapes slide down into oak vats of 30 hl . 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: 5.300 bottles
    Bottled at the Domaine, with minimum filtration.
  • Yields: 32HL / Hectare   (4 UK gallons/ 4.8 US gallons  per acre)
  • SO2: 55mg/litre  (cf maximum authorised for red wine is 160 mg/litre, or 80 mg/litre in organic cultures)
  • Tasting notes:

  • Colour: deep and ruby red with a hint of purple. 
  • Smell: An intense mixture of aromas pertaining to blackcurrents and blackberries, spiced with cinnamon, liquorice and peppery vanilla.
  • Taste: Full-bodied and strong in tannin with a smooth texture. The initial spicy flavour is gradually replaced by an after taste of blackcurrents with a hint of chocolate. This wine can be drunk immediately or laid down.
    To be served between 16° and 18° C. (57° - 60° F.)
  • Accompanying dishes:  Beef Wellington, T-bone steaks, quails, roast lamb, and cheeses.
  • Available in bottles (75ml) or magnums (150ml)
    Sold in cartons of 6 or 12 bottles
    Price : Bottle 75ml € 17.50   Magnum € 35.00
    Prices include sales tax but exclude shipping costs.
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