L'Astrolabe - 2018 - Bernard Duseigneur
A rich, complex nose with notes of blackcurrant, leather, long pepper, and hints of vanilla and undergrowth. The palate is powerful and well-balanced, fleshy and velvety, with a long, fresh finish, which all makes for an eminently drinkable wine, especially for such a sunny juice!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Biodynamic wine
- Degree of alcohol
- 14.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2028
100% Syrah from 50-year-old vines farmed biodynamically on deep sand and sandstone soils at 160 metres altitude. A single vineyard selection, from north facing slopes at the western end of the Lirac appellation. Harvested by hand. Vinification: the grapes are de-stemmed, followed by maceration in cement vats with indigenous yeasts, délestage (rack and return), and maturation for 12 months in demi-muid barrels that have seen one to three wines. Bottled on the estate with a dose of sulphur, but without fining or filtration.
Bernard Duseigneur arrived 20 years ago at the eponymous estate founded by his father, a true wine enthusiast who had just returned from Portugal. A beautiful family story that passes on from father to son, since Bernard initially worked with his brother, who eventually returned to his first passion: music, with his band Minha Terra (who happens to be a super nice cuvée at the Domaine!). The...All wines
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