Domaine de Pisan, AOC Rasteau, Rouge, 2015


The wine
Plunging their roots in the pebble hills of the Southern Rhône Valley, the robust vines of the Rasteau vineyard, swept by the mistral, with grapes ripened in the gentle heat of the pebbles, produce wines that are both powerful and elegant.
Clay-limestone of 15 ha at 310 m altitude.
In the vineyard
Planting density 4,000 vines / ha, 100% manual harvest, yield: 38 hl / ha, short pruning in a goblet and Royat cordon, reasoned cultivation, mechanical tillage, organic manuring. The average age of the vines is around 50 years.
Classic vinification with 100% de-stemming, long macerations followed by many with punching down to increase the extraction of aromas.
Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months on 50% of the blend.
Grenache noir : 50%
Syrah : 40%
Mourvèdre : 10%


Tasting notes
Intense and bright garnet color, nose of forest fruits, spices and roasting, mouth with silky tannins, fresh on the fruit, good balance, empyreumatic and spicy notes with a liquorice finish.
Food and wine pairings
Beef ribs, duck, roast pheasant and soft cheeses.