Excellence de Triniac 2013

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France AOP

Latour de France is one of the richest "terroir" in France with a diverse soil. For ten years, there has been an exclusive trade partnership between CAZES and Estagel Montner and Latour de France cellars with two wines : "Château Triniac", a delicately fruity red wine and "L'excellence de Triniac", maturated in barrels, with aromas of spice and ripe fruit.


Vinification

Hand picked, the grapes are entirely de-stemmed before being placed in vats. Fermentation is controlled at 28°C and regular circulation ensures gradual juice extraction. Maceration lasts for a fortnight until the grapes are pressed and malolactic fermentation takes place.


Maturation

The wine partly matures in French oak barrels for 12 months before being blended. It is bottled some two years after the harvest and stored in air-conditioned cellars.


Tasting Notes

Eye: Deep red.

Nose: Aromas of spice and ripe fruit. Toasted notes.

Palate: Powerful and well-balanced with wooden aromas well integrated and a long finish.


Food Pairings

An ideal drink to enhance the very best cuts of meat and top quality game. This wine can be laid down for a long time.


Accolades

15.5/20 points
Bettane et Dessauve



Resources

Download the tech sheet (pdf)
Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
Visit www.cazes-rivesaltes.com

Varietals

40% Carignan
20% Syrah
40% Black Grenache


Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France AOP

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France AOP


Bottles Produced

120,000


Alcohol

14.0%


Barrel Type

French Oak Barrels


Soil Types

Black schist, granite, limestone on the upper reaches of the Agly river valley.