Vineyards: Located in the heart of the Languedoc, near the Medievale Cité of Carcassonne and also the Canal du Midi, the vineyards of Pujol-Izard are worked in the respect of deep family traditions for the result of authentic cuvées.
Time to keep: 8 years Volume: 75 cl ( available in magnum (150 cl) ) Capsule: Complex Cork: Natural Bottle: Bordelaise
Vinification: Mechanical Harvesting with sorting. Fermentation lasts long, six weeks, under temperature control of 20 to 25 ° C. Soft extraction, aging half in oak barrels and half in new barrels and then a month in a the vat for sharpening. Complement of sharpening in bottle for another 12 months.
Land: Clay and limestone on sandstone. Zone of the «balconies of Aude». Selected plots. Exceptional land.
Characteristics: a cuvée of a beautiful dark red to chocolate reflects. An intense nose and end, is expressed with a perfume of black fruit preserves (cassis, blueberry), of forest senses (Cistus, Cade, sage), Mocha roasted and nice wood. Mouth is round and structured by deep tannins. On the palate we find flavor marked by morello cherry, black liquorice, ginger, and wood.
Accompaniment: Serve to 16 or 17 °. A «terroir» wine wonderful to enjoy on the quails with truffles, a stew of lamb with thyme but also on spicy game meat, grilled red meat and also with cheeses of character.
Vintage : 2009 Silver Medal Concours Général Agricole 2014 à Paris Bronze Medal Concours Syrah du Monde 2011 Note 88/100 Guide des Vins Gilbert & Gaillard 2012
Vintage : 2011 Gold Medal Concours International de Lyon 2014 Gold Medal Vinalies Internationales 2014 Gold Medal Concours de Grands Vins du Languedoc 2014 Gold Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 Bronze Medal Concours Syrah du Monde 2014 Coup de cœur 1001degustations.com Guide Internet des Vins 2014
Vintage : 2012 Silver Medal Vinalies Internationales 2015 Silver Medal Concours International de Lyon 2015 Gold Medal Note 90/100 Concours International Gilbert & Gaillard session d'hiver 2015 Gold Medal and "Coup de Cœur" Concours Grands Vins du Languedoc Roussillon 2015 Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015