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We currently suggest our Pinot Noir Village 2015,

Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon, 

that won a golden medal at the Mondial des Pinots challenge 2017 ! 




Alto Stratus

Alto Stratus


Vin de France


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Grape variety

Carignan. It is most definitely the grape variety for hot, dry climates, yielding wines full of harmony and elegance.

Origin

We have selected two types of terroirs: 100-year-old vines growing at high altitudes which lend freshness and arid Mediterranean soils where the vines grow alongside the garrigue shrubland.

Vinification

The grapes are handpicked at their peak of maturity. 60% are vinified in whole bunch while 40% undergo a traditional vinification . The traditionally vinified grapes are left to macerate for approximately 14 days while the whole grapes maceration lasts between 5 and 12 days.
The exact duration is determined by daily tastings. The wines are racked at the end of alcoholic fermentation and are transferred to 225-litre barrels where they undergo malolactic fermentation. The press wine is added to the free-run wine.

Ageing

9 months: 60% in oak barrels (30% new oak, 40% one-year-old barrels, 30% two-year-old barrels). 40% stay in stainless steel tanks in order to keep some freshness.

Tasting notes

Dark, lively colour.
A slightly wild, herbaceous nose with notes of rhubarb, liquorice, gingerbread and pear. Very round, velvety and delectable from the start. Creamy, fruity notes reminiscent of sour cherry flan.

Wine and Food

Feathered game, cured ham, spicy cuisine or Japanese dishes.

Serving suggestions

Serve at 17°C

Awards

Anivin 2017: Silver
Decanter WWA 2017: Silver
IWSC 2017: Silver
Mundus Vini 2018 : Silver
IWC 2018 : Silver
IWC 2016 : Bronze

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