Home page
Locality, A.O.C. Côtes de Provence - Sainte Victoire
Le Château, history
Grape variety and vinification, savoir-faire
Wine tasting
Reds Whites Rosés
Medals
 
The estate, contact us

 

     
Restaurants
Cellars
Distributors
en français in English auf Deutsch
 
 
RED
 

CHATEAU DE POURCIEUX - A.O.C. Côtes de Provence - Sainte-Victoire
RED 2015

Stock -A "classic" cuvée derived from a blend dominated by syrah and complemented by grenache and cabernet. Our aim : to produce a wine characterized by its fruit and the discreet presence  of tannin … enjoyable while still young and deeply rewarding with age..

Soil - Chalky, gravelly, clay, with terraced southern exposure.

Climate - Mediterranean, tempered by regional factors : altitude 300 meters and the proximity of the Sainte-Victoire mountain which shelters it from the intrusive chill of the Mistral (wind) on its way from the Alps to the Mediterranean.

Yield - Normal for our locality : between 40 and 45 hectolitrers per hectare.

Harvesting - Mechanical using a Braud 2420 harvester equipped with the latest articulated harvesting head, equally respectful of the fruit and vine.

Vinification - As customary for red wines: twelve days’ alcoholic fermentation and daily fortifying in order to eliminate coloured matter and anthocyanins. A temperature between 25° C and 30° C is maintained and followed by racking and pressing. The latter is partially re-integrated with the drippings. (bleeding). Mololactic fermentation is scheduled between November and December.

Maturation - In vats, pending bottling.

Tasting commentary submitted by our oenologist, Bernadette Tourrel.
This wine has a garnet red robe with purple nuances. The beautiful intensity of the nose announces the flavors of cinnamon, white pepper, ginger – notes of jammed red fruits – cassis, raspberry and a hint of roasted beans.  On the palate, an elegant and already yielding tannin provides balance and structure. Notes of red fruit, sweet and roasted spices are present and ensure a rich and elegant finale. Generous and persistent this wine is to be relished with a loin of lamb, a filet of beef, a  steaklet of duck  (magret de canard) …

Observations - To be relished with red meats, delicatessen, or a fine selection of cheeses.

Degree 13,50 % vol. - Total Acidity : 3,07 g/1 - pH : 3,59

to download the factsheet of the wine .pdf

13,00 €
  To purchase
 

CHATEAU DE POURCIEUX - A.O.C. Côtes de Provence
GRAND MILLESIME 2003

Silver Medal Paris 2006

Stock - Syrah vines, on a single vineyard, at least thirty years of age constitute 95% of this vintage “Grand Millésime”, the remainder being Cabernet-sauvignon. Our commitment is to extract all aromatic flavors from the Syrah, the most celebrated grape variety of our locality.

Soil - Chalky, gravelly, clay, with terraced southern exposure.

Climate - Mediterranean, tempered by regional factors : altitude 300 metres, and the proximity of the Sainte-Victoire masssif which shelters it from the intrusive chill of the Mistral (wind) on its path from the Alps to the Mediterranean.

Yield - Normal for our locality : between 40 and 45 hectolitres per hectare.

Harvesting - Mechanical using a Braud 2420 harvester equipped with the latest articulated harvesting head, equally respectful of vine and grape.

Vinification - Traditional red, alcoholic fermentation lasts generally from 15 to 18 days, at a steady temperature between 25°C and 30°C, followed by racking and pressing. Presses are reunited partially with bled overflow juices. Malolactic fermentation is scheduled between November and December.

Maturation - In vats, pending bottling.

Tasting commentary submitted by our oenologist, Bernadette Tourrel.
This wine has a garnet red robe with purple nuances. The beautiful intensity of the nose announces the flavors of cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry and suggests a hint of spices. On the palate, an elegant and already yielding tannin provides a good structure. The flavors of cherry and cassis are associated to a unique reminder of leather which one can perceive on the finale.

Degree 13,90 % vol. - Total Acidity : 3,97 g/1 - pH : 3,39

to download the factsheet of the wine .pdf

26,00€
  To purchase

CHATEAU DE POURCIEUX - A.O.C. Côtes de Provence
GRAND MILLESIME 2001

Silver Medal Paris 2003

Stock - Syrah vines, on a single vineyard, at least thirty years of age constitute 95% of this vintage "Grand Millésime", the remainder being Cabernet-sauvignon. Our commitment is to extract all aromatic flavors from the Syrah, the most celebrated grape variety of our locality.

Soil - Chalky, gravelly, clay, with terraced southern exposure.

Climate - Mediterranean, tempered by regional factors : altitude 300 metres, and the proximity of the Sainte-Victoire masssif which shelters it from the intrusive chill of the Mistral (wind) on its path from the Alps to the Mediterranean.

Yield - Normal for our locality : between 40 and 45 hectolitres per hectare.

Harvesting - Mechanical using a Braud 2420 harvester equipped with the latest articulated harvesting head, equally respectful of vine and grape.

Vinification - Traditional red, alcoholic fermentation lasts generally from 15 to 18 days, at a steady temperature between 25°C and 30°C, followed by racking and pressing. Presses are reunited partially with bled overflow juices. Malolactic fermentation is scheduled between November and December.

Maturation - After completion of malolactic fermentation, for a 20 to 24 month period this wine was conditioned in French oak barrels, a third being new barrels. After final blending and tasting, the wine was bottled then stored for another two years in the vaulted cellars of the château.

Tasting commentary submitted by our oenologist, Bernadette Tourrel.
The ruby colour of this wine has subtle tiled highlights. The nose is characterized by its intensity and complexity with expressing notes of spices, vanilla and nutmeg followed by denotations of leather and brandied fruits. Upon entry one discovers an abounding wine with deliquescent tannins. Flavours of cocoa, tobacco, fruit jam give it content and grandeur. This wine is ready for drinking but is expected to reach full maturity within 4 or 5 years. This “Grand Millésime” wine is a true expression of the locality, qualifying for true know-how in wine making.

Observations - Very appreciated at the moment, highly recommended as accompaniment for red meat, a haunch of venison, a woodcock, delicatessen or a fine selection of cheeses.

Degree 13,00 % vol. - Total Acidity : 3,59 g/1 - pH : 3,60

to download the factsheet of the wine .pdf

27,00€
  To purchase

CHATEAU DE POURCIEUX - A.O.C. Côtes de Provence
GRAND MILLESIME 1999

Médaille d'Or Paris 2001

Variety - In deference to our tradition, this vintage wine is derived principally from the most prestigious grape of the region : the SYRAH

Soil - Gravelly clay-limestone, southern exposure on slope and terrace.

Climate - Mediterranean, tempered by altitude, 300 meters, and the proximity of the Sainte-Victoire, the rocky massif sheltering our vineyard from the Mistral and the rigor of winter.

Yield - Weak, between 25 and 35 hl / ha.

Harvesting - Mechanised, using a BRAUD 2420 harvester equipped with the latest cropper head, equally respectful of vine and grape.

Vinification - Traditional for red. Alcoholic fermentation generally between 12 and 15 days at a temperature from 28°C to 30°C. Then racked and pressed. Presses are in part reunited with overflow juices from bleeding. Between November and December malolactic fermentation takes place in oak hogshead(s).

Maturation - 20 months in hogshead pending completion of malolactic fermentation, followed by transfer to the pre-conditioned oak barrels from the Allier region, which are particularly suited to our wine. Repeated rackings and tasting by our oenologist and master winemaker ("maître de chais") precede re-assembling of the different barrels, then bottling. This wine is not filtered. A light deposit of tartar may be expected after years of ageing. This vintage has filled 6 300 bottles and 270 magnums.

Commentary on tasting by our oenologist, B. TOURREL.
"Robe" deep garnet red. The "bouquet" opens on notes of vanilla and spices, expanding into ripe fruits black cherry and blackcurrant. Strong reaction of taste buds in the presence of delicate tannins suggests it would benefit from further ageing. Vanilla and ripe fruits give impression of dairy. Maturation in barrels illustrates complicity of wood and wine. Rich and generous it will further improve in from three to five years.

Observations - Highly recommended as accompaniment for meats in sauce, wild boar "daube", haunch of venison, or if possible, woodcock stuffed with "foie gras". More modestly, it is a perfect companion for a grill of red meats or a leg of lamb.

Analyses : degree 13,41 % vol. - total acidity : 3,68 g/1 - pH : 3,59.

30,00 €
  To purchase
 
Château de Pourcieux - Côtes de Provence

     
Restaurants
Cellars
Distributors
en français in English auf Deutsch
F 83470 Pourcieux France
tél. +33 494 597 890
fax +33 494 593 246
Home page | Locality | Le château | Grape and vinification | Wine tasting | Press review | The estate
Copyright © 2017 Château de Pourcieux