Nicot Rouge 2021 | Mas Des Agrunelles
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|Mas Des Agrunelles
|Syrah - Grenache
Nicot Rouge is a fruity, easy drinking, medium red. The grapes come from plots with limestone clay soil, facing East + North East. A tasty combination of Grenache (40%) and the Syrah (60%).
The harvest is manual, the vinification takes place on the plot. The grape Whole destemmed for the Syrah and whole bunch for the Grenache. It is put in tank without pump. Once filled, each tank is closed hermetically. Fermentation starts often or after a few hours in native yeast and without sulfur.
They carry out reassemblies sheltered from the air, the vents are not applied only in case of reduction. Maceration lasts about a month. Aging takes place in concrete vats, and bottling takes place without filtration. The only sulfur contained in the wine is added to it at this time (2g per hectolitre).
About the domaine:
Frédéric Porro was an aspiring Motorcross rider until an accident left him in a wheelchair. His disability led him to a new passion – wine – after his sister asked him to put together the wine list for he restaurant. From that moment on, he became devoted to the grape. Mas des Agrunelles came about from his collaboration with Stéphanie Ponson – owner of Mas Nicot – in 2005 near Murles in Languedoc.
Stéphanie et Frédéric met in 1999 while studying enology in Montpellier. The name of the estate comes from the fact that there are a lot of wild sloe trees around the vineyards and sloe is ‘Agrunelles’ in old occitan. The couple make wine with the same diligance and passion as other biodynamic winemakers have before them, such as Didier Barral and Olivier Julien. It all began with experimentation, trial and error- but they quickly moved from organic vines to a fully functioning biodynamique vineyard and winery. They are proud to produce natural wines of high quality.