Born in Germany in 1988 from a crossing of two species, Solaris and Dornfelder, Monarch is still a little known grape variety. It was officially classified in France only in 2017. Nevertheless, Monarch is a grape variety that is both naturally resistant to the main cryptogamic diseases of the vine and also adapted to current climatic conditions, as it synthesizes little sugar. The deer on the label, symbolizing the regeneration of life with itsantlers, reveals an answer to the great climatic questions.
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Denomination: Vin de France
Vineyard surface area: 1 hectare
Terroir : Clay-loam on a deep gravelly subsoil
Grape varieties : 100 % Monarch
Average vine age: 4 years
Viticulture : This cuvée comes from a plot called 'La Résistante'. The vine is mechanically weeded twice a year and cultivated without phytosanitary treatment. This experimental plot benefits from a particular attention throughout the season. It is in conversion to organic farming.Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoysHVE3 (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : No crushing, complete vinification in French oak barrels of 2 wines. Malolactic fermentation.
Ageing : During 8 months in the same barrels
Tasting notes :Intense purplish color with beautiful bright reflections, the nose is fresh and juicy with notes of cherry and black currant. It almost contrasts with its dark colorwhen poured into the glass. This well-balanced wine is a wonderful accompaniment to an aperitif, simple local cuisine, and especially a daube or a grill. We adviseyou to serve it between 16° and 17°.