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Princess and The Bear

2016 Secret de Schistes
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Aging
Enjoy now or keep for 10 years to watch her age beautifully.
Alcohol %
15

Château de L'Ou
2016 Secret de Schistes

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This award-winning wine is described as a “Velvet Touch”.  A rich complex blend of baked blackberries mixed with hints of herbal garrigue and wafts of violets all held within in a beautiful mouth feel.  A sophisticated, rich, and delicious wine!

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Aging
Enjoy now or keep for 10 years to watch her age beautifully.
Alcohol %
15
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The vineyards are just to the south of Perpignan near the Mediterranean coastal plains and they have fabulous schiste vineyards high up in the mountains of the Agly Valley above 1,000 feet elevation. The entire terroir is farmed organically.
Production Notes
The handpicked grapes go directly into oak barrels.  After 3-4 weeks every barrel is emptied and cleaned, the must is pressed, and the juice goes back into the same barrels to finish fermentation and aging.
Winemaker Notes
Wine critic Jeb Dunnick loves this estate run by husband and wife team, Séverine and Philippe Bourrier. Séverine is the talented and passionate winemaker. Together with her husband Philippe, an agronomist, they restored an old château, replanted some vineyards and rechristened the estate L’Ou, which is Catalan for "egg" as the property is in an oval-shaped valley.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideal on grilled meats, duck and lamb