The quintessence of old vines

Enkhelis is much more than just a rosé or a red wine, it is a remarkably sensual, subtle, exceptional wine that is produced in a very limited quantity: 2,200 bottles for the first cuvée.
A remarkable wine of sensuality and exceptional finesse...

ENKHELIS LA LONDE Rouge 2017

TASTING:
Intense deep red robe. The nose has notes of spice, black tapenade and cocoa. Powerful and fleshy on the palette with full volumes and pleasant sweetness. A very slight hint of tannins shows this to be a wine ripe for ageing.

GRAPE VARIETIES:
55 % Syrah, 27% Mourvèdre, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 % Grenache.

VINIFICATION:
De-stemming, 3 weeks of vatting, fermentation at a temperature of 28°. Pumping-over twice a day and two complete transfers during the vatting.

AGEING:
In French oak barrels (Allier) of 400 l for 12 months, 15 % of new barrels.

FOOD PAIRING:
For serving at 18°, this “Soul Wine”, with its complexity and richness, will bring out the best of an assortment of fine cold meats, a beef daub, a grilled, mature Black Angus Entrecote steak, deer with morel mushrooms flambé with cognac, medallions of bison with girolle mushrooms or a hearty cheese like Epoisses, Munster or Mont d’Or. For an instant gourmet treat: try it with a square of intense black chocolate.

BEST TO DRINK: 5-7 years.

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