TASTING AND VINIFICATION NOTES
VIN DE TABLE red
Coincidences will happen: 1988 the year which ushered in our Chorus label, was a very good vintage.
Ten years later, 1998 is turning out to be an excellent vintage year, too – a fitting tribute to the 10th anniversary of Chorus.
We have felt it well worthwile to single out this Cuve X (vat n° 10, volume 50 hl) from our 1998 harvest.
This special vintage has been set aside to toast the end of this century millenium. It marks the culmination of a tireless, 10-year effort to achieve ever greater quality.
A limited amount (about 4000 bottles) were bottled on July 17th, 1999 and are now proposed to a special clientele.
Fontfroide and Boutenac
Syrah 43 %
Merlot 12 %
Carignan 20 %
Cabernet-Franc 10 %
Grenache noir 6 %
Cinsault 9 %
Hand-picking at physiological over maturity and perfect health; vatting by hand, long carbonic maceration (20 days)
Bottling without filtering, no wood, maturing in bottles
Deep ink colour with dark red reflexions,
powerful nose of blackcurrant, red fruit preserves;
deep and persistent mouth of black fruit and black chocolate, very long finish
At the table
To be served at 17°C with spicey meat dishes (boar, hare), black chocolate desserts and Roquefort.