Mas de Lunès Réserve 2011

Languedoc AOP

Warm and dry Mediterranean climate, tempered by the sea winds. Well preserved ecosystem of Mediterranean scrubland.


Vinification

Hand-picking with strict sorting. Destemming. Second sorting at grape reception. Fermentation in 500 litres oak barrels for 30% of the cuvée and in stainless steel tanks with temperature control (25-28°C) for the other part. Extraction with daily punching down in the barrels and pumping over and rack and return in the stainless steel tanks. Long maceration of the Syrah. Malolactic fermentation.


Maturation

12 months in French oak barrels (2/3 new and 1/3 1 year old).


Tasting Notes

Eye: Deep dark colour.

Nose: Intense nose with black fruit, camphor, vanilla and cocoa aromas.

Palate: Powerful and rich on the palate, with soft tannins and a long minty finish.


Food Pairings

To be tasted at 16-17°C with a grilled T-bone steak, a leg of lamb with rosemary or a game stew. Can be laid down up to 8-10 years.



Resources

Download the tech sheet (pdf)
Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
Visit www.jeanjean.fr

Varietals

80% Syrah
20% Grenache


Appellation

Languedoc AOP

Languedoc AOP


Alcohol

14.0%


Soil Types

Chalky-clay soil, covered with calcareous pebbles.