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.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Malepère|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Casserole|
|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|
Based just west of the town of Limoux in the Aude, Phillipe Girard is the 4th generation to run this family domaine of 25 hectares. Typically for this appellation, the estate includes a range of soils (clay, marl and gravel) and grape varieties - Chardonnay, Merlot, Cot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.View more wines from this producer...