Grape Variety 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Carignan & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation IGP Pays d'Herault
Alcohol Degree 12.5%
Soil Clay loam
Vinification Destemmed, carbonically macerated under natural yeast conditions and limited pumping over. Fermented for 12-15 days on skins prior to being lightly pressed and drained to a concrete tank for malolactic fermentation and maturation
Ageing/Maturation 9 months in sealed concrete tanks
Cellar Potential 3 years
Service Serve slightly chilled at 10-12°C
Body Light to medium
Size of the Vineyard 3 acres
Tête-À-Tête Vin Rouge 2014
Aromas: Dark spiced fruits, tar, violets and wild bush herbs.
Palate: Velvet soft tannins, elegant mouthfeel and sweet blackcurrants. The approachable and balanced flavour profile gives the wine options for early drinking and ability to be served slightly chilled
Food match: Rare seared wild venison loin dressed in juniper and infused red wine jus.
Tête-à-tête is a collaboration between Eddie McDougall and the Guibert family's Moulin de Gassac. Both winemakers join forces to expand their minds beyond traditional winemaking philosophies by producing a wine of intrigue that captures the best of two worlds.