Black cherry, raspberry, black pepper, pencil shavings, menthol, blackberry, fresh herbs.
Well structured, rich dark fruit with accents of toasted, spicy aromas. The palate is smooth with elegant tannins.
The Cuvée Classique is made to accentuate the fruit, or in other words, the pulp. The grapes are picked fairly early without waiting for the skins to reach full ripeness.
The next stage is a cold maceration to extract color without extracting the tannins. After this short maceration period of a week to ten days the wine is separated from the skins. Fermentation is then carefully controlled to avoid any oxidation (beneficial to some extent for the tannins but detrimental to the fruit).
Red or smoked meats.