- Wine vintage
- AOP COSTIÈRES DE NîMES
- 45% Syrah, 45% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache
- Laying down
- Pleasant now, but to keep for the curious few.
- 6 L
Mathusalem Red Sainte Cécile
Perfect balance between the fruit and a controlled maturing in the barrel giving spicy notes. Beautiful maturity, even when drunk very young.
Grape variety : 45% Syrah, 45% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache Noir.
Appellation : AOP Costières de Nîmes
Colour : Red
Terroir : Rolled pebbles from the Durance river (which flowed through the valley well before the Rhône).
Vine age : Plot selection of the oldest vines.
Yield : 40 hl/ha
Winemaking process : Cooling of the must. 3-day pre-fermentation period. Delestages (rack and return) and thermo-regulated fermentation. 1 year 400 liter oak barrel ageing.
Tasting : Perfect balance between the fruit and a controlled maturing in the barrel giving spicy notes. Beautiful maturity, even when drunk very young.
Serving temperature : 16° - 18°C.
Food pairing : Red meat, game, strong cheese, pepper steak.
Ageing potential : 4 - 6 years.
Notes & awards
- 90 pts Wine Spectator
- 15/20 Bettane+Desseauve
- 85 pts Decanter 2018
- 13/20 Bettane+Desseauve
- 1 Etoile Guide Hachette 2018
- 92pts Robert Parker