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Nectar Red

Our Nectar red 2005 is a powerful and refined wine, aromatic and with a nice length. Worthy ambassador to the Provence wines, it offers a rich aromatic palette and a concentrated texture. This is a quality wine to be kept in a cellar, a perfect southern wine to promote Provence!

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Climate
2005 was an exceptional vintage for Provence reds. A great balance between heat and humidity helped shape this vintage into a model of balance.

Vines
Old vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Harvest
Manual harvesting at 40hl/ha.

Wine-Making
Maceration during 21 days, fermentaion for a month, extraction through regular pump-overs load-shedding. Long stay in tank with temperature control at 25-28°C.

Maturing and Bottling
Matured in french oak cask for 12 month. Medium heat, fine grain. Best drunk within 8 to 15 years.

Tasting Notes
Purple color, rich and expressive nose, on notes of ripe fruits. Elegant wine, it is ample and structured. Notes of dark cherry and liquorice mix with notes of leather and vanilla. The mouth is large, with hints of white pepper, stewed berries. The final shows nice structured tannins.

Meal Suggestion
Roast venison on pepper sauce, venison, rich pasta dishes, salami, or robust cheeses.

Awards


2008: Concours des Vignerons Indépendants - Silver Medal

Press

Vintage 2008
Guide des Vins de Provence 2009/2010
Nicely done. Deep garnet. Nose : concentrated, velvety, garrigue, under-growth, superbe. Palate : freshness, nice structure. Conclusion : a well-cared for wine, with domesticated tannins.

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Vintage 2009
Guide Hubert des Vins 2009-2010
3 stars. Aromates of crystallized fruit, spices with woody notes. The palate has structure, tannins still powerful, patience required.

Vintage 2005
In Vino Veritas, Mai-Juin 2006, N°119
Nectar red structured, melted tannins, very ripe, note on dark fruits and cacao.

Vintage 2003
Bettane et Desseauve, classement des meilleurs Vins de France 2004
The nectar cuvee has major intensity, the whole looks great with a nice depth. 8/10.

Vintage 2003
Decanter, August 2004
5 stars. The best of Provence. A mouth where the tannins meet the blackberry, good wooded structure. Must wait.

Vintage 2003
Gilbert & Gaillard Vins Magazine, n°49
The safe values: 86/100.

Vintage 2003
Sélection
3 stars. Very fruity, fine notes of blackcurrant, good tannins, long in the mouth.