Best served between 18°C and 20°C Ideal for friendly or romantic dinners.
Splendid with meats and rich sauces.

Technical sheet

Name of the wine:

Elise

Country / Région:

France / Languedoc

Terroir:

Terroir de Villeveyrac

Appellation:

IGP Pays d’Hérault

Color:

Velvety red

Nose:

Elegant and harmonious. Hints of toast.

Palate:

Rounded and concentrated. Delightfully soft, velvety tannins.

Finish:

Balanced with persistent fruit. A fleshy wine, perfect for special occasions.

Soil type:

Jurassic limestone hillsides at an altitude of 150 – 300 meters for Syrah; lime sandstone and Rognacien marl for Merlot. A severe selection of old vineyards and characterful, very poor terroirs.

Grape varieties:

60% Syrah and 40% Merlot

Vinification:

100% De-stemmed – Slow Medoc maceration (15 to 20 days), temperature 28°C to 33°C. No filtration.

Maturing:

Partially matured in “Merrain” oak casks for 8 to 9 months.

Yield:

45 – 50 hl/ha

Alcohol:

13,5 % Vol. Drink within 4-5 years

Total Production:

35 000 Bottles

KEEPING:

Wine to keep between four to five years.

If you especially want to taste this wine’s fruitiness we advise drinking it within the first two years.

However, you may prefer to wait so as to enjoy the wine’s secondary aromas, in which case we suggest drinking it at between three and five years.

As with all wines, the temperature at which it’s kept will dictate how well it keeps. The ideal is between 12°C and 18°C.

TASTING:

Best served between 18°C and 19°C.
To enjoy it best, we advise you to drink this wine with a meal.
The wine is even better if decanted to allow its complex characteristics to emerge.

 

Enjoy your Elise with:

Your first course:

  • Tabbouleh.
  • Pumpkin soup.
  • Skewers of melon wrapped in Parma ham.

Meat:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala.
  • Beef goulash.
  • Steak tartare.
  • Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
  • Herb crusted rack of lamb.
  • Pork stir fry with honey and coriander.
  • Moroccan spiced lamb.

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