Cuvée Saint Michel – AOP

Wine Making Process: Traditional vinification at 27°C in thermoregulated vats with a long 19 day-maceration for better extraction of the colours, solid matter and tannins. Automatic malolactic fermentation in concrete vats. The wines are racked 3 or 4 times but are not fined or filtered. Maturation for 13 months in 1 to 5-year-old Burgundian barrels (228L and 300L). Plate-filtered before bottling.

Vintage & Technical Details

2011

Palate and Nose : Intense and deep grenat colour. Intense nose developing on liquorice and black fruit (blackberry and cherry) with vanilla. Soft and complex midpalate. Clear attack in the mouth with subtle tanin on red fruits and roasting flavour. Good balance and length. Partners game, red meats and cheeses very well.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13,5 %
Blend : Syrah 50% – Cabernet Sauvignon 48% – Mourvèdre 2%
Cellar Potential : 8 years

Availability : 75 cl Bottle & Magnum 3 L, 6 L, 9 L et 12 L
Etiquette - SM 2009 - 75c - 100-1

2009

Robe grenat. Nez fin, intense, grillé, d’épices douces et légèrement vanillé. Griotte, prune, cerise, mûres. Attaque en bouche ample, complexe et soyeuse sur des fruits rouges. Finale longue et équilibrée sur des tanins soyeux. Beau vin de garde.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13 %
Blend : Syrah 43% – Cabernet Sauvignon 48% – Grenache 9%
Cellar Potential : 8 years

Availability : 75 cl Bottle & Magnum 3 L, 6 L, 9 L et 12 L
Etiquette - SM 2009 - 75c - 100-1

2008

Deep red-coloured wine with ruby hues, fruit in alcohol aromas and soft spices. Tannins are soft with liquorice flavours.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13 %
• Silver Medal – Concours général agricole de Paris
• Gold Medal – Concours des Vignerons Indépendant de France
Blend : Syrah 44% – Cabernet Sauvignon 39% – Mourvèdre 17%
Cellar Potential : 8 years

Availability : 75 cl Bottle & Magnum 3 L, 6 L, 9 L et 12 L
Etiquette - SM 2008 - 75cl - 100

2007

Intense, deep and dark red colour. Melting, mellow and round midpalate with subtle oaky notes as well as cinnamon, coconut and spicy flavours. Intense nose developing on black fruit, liquorice and spice aromas. Good balance and length. Partners game, red meats and cheeses very well.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13 %
Awards :
• Silver Medal – Brignoles Show
Blend : Syrah 50% – Cabernet Sauvignon 45% – Grenache 5%
Cellar Potential : 8 à 10 years

Availability : 75 cl Bottle & Magnum 3 L, 6 L, 9 L et 12 L
Etiquette - SM 2007-2 - 75cl - 100

2006

Robe intense, profonde et grenat foncée. Nez intense sur des notes de fruits noirs, de réglisse et d’épices. Bouche pleine aux tannins fondus et au boisé fin rappelant les arômes du nez. Bon équilibre et longueur en bouche. Se marie très bien avec le gibier, viandes marinées et fromages.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 14 %
Awards :
• Silver Medal – Brignoles Show
Blend : Syrah 50% – Cabernet Sauvignon 45% – Grenache 5%.
Cellar Potential : 8 à 10 Years

Availability : 75 cl Bottle & Magnum
Etiquette - SM 2006 - 75cl - 100

2005

Intense and deep colour. Nice powerful nose composed of subtle oaky anise and pepper aromas as well as of ripe fruit notes. Light tannins softly balanced with liquorice and anise flavours. Rich wine ripe for more opening up. Partners game, soused meats and cheeses very well.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13,5 %
Awards :
• Silver Medal – Paris General Agricultural Wine Show
Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 50% -Syrah 40% – Grenache 10%
Cellar Potential : 8 à 10 years

Availability : Sold out
Etiquette - SM 2004 - 75cl - 100

2004

The deep colour with almost black hues is a feast for the eye. From the first nose on, the wine immediately opens up. The aromatic spectrum is powerful: toasty notes; liquorice, candied bananas and pepper flavours; menthol and anise aromas harmoniously blend with subtle oaky notes. This aromatic complexity is then encountered in the mouth with peppery and liquorice.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13,8 %
Awrds :
• Gold Medal – Mâcon Wine Show
• 2 Stars – Hachette Wine Guide
Blend : Syrah 50% – Cabernet Sauvignon 35% – Grenache 15%
Cellar Potential : 8 à 10 ans

Availability: Sold out
Etiquette - SM 2004 - 75cl - 100

2003

Nice powerful nose with pepper, liquorice and menthol aromas.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13,8 %
• Gold Medal – Paris General Agricultural Wine Show
• Silver Medal – Mâcon Wine Show
• 2 Stars – Hachette Wine Guide
Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 50% – Syrah 35% – Grenache 15%
Cellar Potential : 8 years

Availability : Sold out
Etiquette - SM 2003 - 75cl - 100

2002

Powerful mouth and long finish with candied and spiced fruit aromas. Tannins are nicely round.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13 %
Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 60% – Syrah 30% – Grenache 10%
Cellar Potential : 5 – 6 years

Availability: Sold out
Etiquette - SM 2002 - 75cl - 100

2001

Very deep red colour, very powerful mouth displaying candied fruit and spice aromas. Tannins are present but of a good balance thanks to roasted coffee and coconut flavours.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13,5 %
Awards : 2 Stars and a Show – Stopper – Guide Hachette
Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 60% – Syrah 30% – Grenache 10%
Cellar Potential : 10 years

Availability: Sold out
Etiquette - SM 2001 - 150cl - 100

2000

Deep red-coloured wine with ruby hues, fruit in alcohol aromas and soft spices. Tannins are soft with liquorice flavours.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13 %
Awards : 2 Stars – Guide Hachette
Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 50% – Syrah 25% – Grenache 25%
Cellar Potential : 8 ans

Availability: Sold out

1999

CDeep red colour and first powerful nose evolving on ripe fruit notes and vanilla-flavoured coffee aromas. Round, balanced and powerful mouth with relatively melted tannins.

Percentage of alcohol per volume : 13 %
Award : Gold Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris
Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 60% – Syrah 20% – Grenache 20%
Cellar Potential : 10 years

Availability : Sold out

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