Region : MIDI – PYRENEES.
Department : TARN.
Canton : GAILLAC.
Commune : CASTANET.
Clayey & chalky soil, south facing slopes on the right
bank of the river Tarn.
- Prunelart : 100%
« Prunelart » is a native grape from Gaillac. It was grown a lot in the past. In the 16th century, Olivier de Serres, nicknamed « the father of the integrated Farming », said : « it gives one of the best wines of the Kingdom ».
Unfortunately, this grape disappeared during the Philoxera epidemic. In fact, it’s a difficult grape to manage especially because of its very small & tight berries.
Nowadays, there are around 10 hectares of Prunelart in France, mostly in the Gaillacois.
Destalked and macerated for 3 weeks.
Aged in tanks.
Nice deep purple hue, almost black. Very complex nose with black and red fruits notes (prunes, plums, raspberries) as well as flower aromas (peony and violets). The palate is rich and well-structured with red fruits and liquorice flavours.
To be served from 16°C to 18°C with red meat.
This is a wine to keep (from 8 to 10 years).