AOP Costières de Nîmes
This wine has an deep black colour and expresses intense notes of ripe fruit ( blackcurrants, blackberries) and candied fruit with an unusual complexity and finesse. The palate is deep, mellow and soft, with a complexity dominated by aromas of incense, coffee, crushed berries and beautifully accentuate by a spicy finish.
Château Saint-Louis La Perdrix is located in the commune of Bellegarde, in the heart of the Camargue, between Nîmes and Arles. It boasts 50 hectares of vines on a single piece of land and 7 hectares of olive trees. Its soil, made up of smooth pebbles, is conducive to a maturation of the grapes on a par with the finest wines in the Rhône Valley.
The Carignan is vinified in whole bunches to intensify the aromatic expression. The other grape varieties are vinified separately with long three-week vatting periods at 25-30°C. This long maceration lends the wine a remarkable tannic structure. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels with a stirring on the lees. After racking, a 12-month ageing in barrels refines the tannins and adds complexity to the bouquet.
The reputation of Château Saint-Louis la Perdrix dates back to the 13th century. During the Capetian era, King Saint-Louis of France used to regularly visit the estate to hunt partridges.
This wine is great with Chicken Suprême accompanied by a truffle risotto but it will always be at its best when enjoyed in good company!
60% Syrah (45 years old) / 30% Grenache (50 years old) / 10% Old Carignan (90 years old)