A ruby red color, it has a fruity bouquet recalling raspberries, blueberries, liquorice and spices. On the palate it is soft, full-bodied, with a long finish.
The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, gentle destemming followed by a fermentation at a controlled temperature of 23°C on the skins for eighteen days.
30% of maturing takes place in Allier barriques, 70% in steel tanks at a constant temperature of 16°C. At the end of this period, the wine is assembled and bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the bottle.
Drink with: tasty pasta dishes, white and red meats, stews and game.
Longevity: 5-7 years.
Serve at: 16-18°C.