Malepère: Domaine Girard 'Cuvée Neri 2017

Domaine Girard's prestige bottling 'Cuvée Néri' (named after Filippo Romolo Neri, the 16th Century 'Third Apostle of Rome' and patron saint of 'Philippes') adds 10% Malbec to the Merlot - Cabernet Franc blend with good effect.

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Tasting Notes
Philippe Girard is the 4th generation to run this family domaine of 25 hectare estate that enjoys viticultural influences from both the Atlantic and Med, with plantings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache & Cinsault.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Languedoc, Malepère
Grape Variety (Cépage) Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot
Food & Wine Matching Beef, Casserole
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink 2019-2025.
Vinification Hand-harvested grapes are de-stemmed and macerated for 5 days under low temperature (8-10 degrees C). Fermentation is traditional with daily 'pumping over' and the wine is matured in oak (500L barrels) prior to bottling without filtration.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14.5

Domaine Girard

Based in the most westerly appellation of the Languedoc in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Domaine Girard sits above the Lauragais plain, offering distant views of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. To the west of the town of Limoux, brothers Phillipe and Jean-François Girard are the 5th generation of the family to produce wine on their 25 hectares of vines. The estate includes a range of well-drained soils (clay, marl and gravel) permitting a wide range of grape varieties to be grown including Chardonnay, Merlot, Côt (Malbec), Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

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