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2017 Secret de Schistes
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Alcohol %
16

Château de L'Ou
2017 Secret de Schistes

Reserved for Winter Wine Club Collection
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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!

Awards: Robert Parker Wine Advocate - March 2017: 96/100

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Alcohol %
16
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
Loved by wine critic Jeb Dunnick, this domaine is run by the husband-and-wife team, Séverine and Philippe Bourrier. Séverine came to winemaking through raw passion, rather than family tradition and legacy. She studied oenology and worked in Bordeaux for a decade before becoming one of the finest female winemakers in the Roussillon. Philippe is the wise, earthy agronomist. Together, they restored an old château, revived vineyards and rechristened the estate L’Ou, Catalan for "egg," a reference to the oval-shaped valley surrounding the estate.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep through 2025

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