Messaline Rouge

Messaline Rouge

Messaline, wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius (48 A.D.) was famous for her frenetic epicureanism and the magnificence of her banquets.
This nectar, matured for twelve months in oak barrels, offers a vibrant hommage to the extreme sensuality of this mythical queen, allying a silky rounded structure with a profusion of ripe fruits and a subtle mixture of spices.
Through Messaline our finest syrahs and carignans express all the voluptuousness and generosity of the terroir Corbières-Boutenac.
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Grape Varieties: Syrah 30 %, Grenache 40 %, Carignan 30 %.
Soil : Clayey Limestone.
Fermentation : Method Carbonic maceration and aged in barrels for 12 to 18 months.
Best Drunk within : 10 years.

Organoleptic characteristics
A deep intense red. A concentrated aroma of small red fruits, spices and leather. Velvety, subdued tannins. Aromas evokink olives and olive pate. A wine with great finesse which can be layed down. Serving temperature : 18°C
Gastronomic alliances : Steaks, Game, Fine cheese.