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Flora 2007

Flora

Organic wine:Flora.

Flora is only produced when we consider the harvest good enough. Only our very best grapes are used. The strong sunshine of Provence and the old Grenache grapes combine with the Cabernet-Sauvignon to produce a sensual and balanced wine, which can be laid down successfully. Can be drunk after only twelve months, but can also be kept ten years.

Description:

Appellation: AOC Coteaux d’Aix En Provence.

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 hall 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: 7.000 bottles

Bottled at the Domaine, with minimum filtration.

Yields: 36HL / Hectare   (4 UK gallons/ 4.8 US gallons  per acre)

SO2: 52mg/litre  (cf maximum authorised for red wine is 160 mg/litre, or 80 mg/litre in organic cultures)


Colour: A deep and dusky red
Smell: An intense mixture of aromas pertaining to blackcurrents and blueberries, with a hint of peppery vanilla.
Taste: Full-bodied and strong in tannin with a smooth texture.
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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