Nectar - Red

Our Nectar red 2004 is a powerful and refined wine, aromatic and with a nice length. Worthy ambassador to the Provence wines, it offers a rich aromatic palette and a concentrated texture. This is a quality wine to be kept in a cellar, a perfect southern wine to promote Provence!

CLIMATE
2004 was an exceptionnal vintage for Provence reds. A great balance between heat and humidity helped shape this vintage into a model of balance.

GRAPE VARIETIES
Old vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

HARVEST
Manual harvesting at 40hl/ha.

WINE-MAKING
Maceration during 21 days, fermentaion for a month, extraction through regular pump-overs load-shedding. Long stay in tank with temperature control at 25-28°C.

MATURING AND BOTTLING
Matured in french oak cask for 12 month. Medium heat, fine grain. Best drunk within 8 to 15 years.

TASTING NOTES
Purple color, rich and expressive nose, on notes of ripe fruits. Elegant wine, it is ample and structured. Notes of dark cherry and liquorice mix with notes of leather and vanilla.

MEAL SUGGESTION
Roast venison on pepper sauce.

Awards

2008: Silver Medal, Concours des Vignerons Indépendants

Press

Vintage 2008
Guide des Vins de Provence 2009/2010
Nicely done. Deep garnet. Nose : concentrated, velvety, garrigue, under-growth, superbe. Palate : freshness, nice structure. Conclusion : a well-cared for wine, with domesticated tannins.

Vintage 2009
Guide Hubert des Vins 2009-2010
3 stars. Aromates of crystallized fruit, spices with woody notes. The palate has structure, tannins still powerful, patience required.

Vino VeritasVintage 2005In Vino Veritas, Mai-Juin 2006, N°119Nectar red structured, melted tannins, very ripe, note on dark fruits and cacao.

Bettane & DesseauveVintage 2003
Bettane et Desseauve, classement des meilleurs Vins de France 2004
The nectar cuvee has major intensity, the whole looks great with a nice depth. 8/10

Vintage 2003
Decanter, August 2004
5 stars. The best of Provence. A mouth where the tannins meet the blackberry, good wooded structure. Must wait.

Gilbert & GaillardVintage 2003
Gilbert & Gaillard Vins Magazine, n°49
The safe values: 86/100

SélectionVintage 2003
Sélection
3 stars. Very fruity, fine notes of blackcurrant, good tannins, long in the mouth.