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Domaine Sainte-Croix, Magnéric 2015

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Domaine Sainte-Croix, Magnéric 2015
A full-bodied blend of Old Vine Carignan, Old Vine Grenache and Syrah. Cassis and redcurrant, with a black olive tapenade note giving a velvet palate. The fruit is complemented by a touch of pepper and barrel spice, with the power well balanced by freshness. The tannins are full and dense but soft and ripe.
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Additional Information

Appellation Corbières
millesime 2015
cepage 60% Vieux Grenache Noir , 40% Vieux Carignan Noir
Potentiel de garde 10 ans et plus
Revues et Concours Revue des Vins de France 2016
Contenance 75cl
Degré alc. 14%vol.
Accords -
Vinification Entirely destemmed; fermented by parcel using wild yeasts at 23-28°C, daily manual punch downs, skin contact for 20-25 days, depending on the parcel. Ageing 75% matured sur lie in 228/300/400 litre French oak barrels (4-10 wines old) for 18 months, the r
bio Yes
Allergen Contains sulfites


Nestling in the wild, rocky hills of the upper Corbières, the Domaine Sainte Croix is located near Fraïssé des Corbières, a small village in the South of France at the limit of the Languedoc and the Roussillon areas, 20 minutes west of the Mediterranean sea. The domaine's vineyard covers 13 hectares of a complex terroir composed of steely blue chalk, quartz, clay and thin sheets of greeny-purple slate.

The vines benefit from a microclimate alternating maritime winds with drier, hotter continental influences from the west. These conditions develop red, rosé and white wines with strong personalities marrying concentration and elegance. The Domaine Sainte Croix is run by Jon and Elizabeth Bowen, both of English origin. They built up their knowledge and experience in traditional French properties and all over the world in outsized industrial wineries where stainless steel tanks are the rule. At their first sight of this small scale vineyard with its rich geological complexity and particular microclimate, their professional intuition left them with no doubt about the natural potential of this terroir to produce great wines.