Cuvée des Cadettes 2019
The Cuvée des Cadettes is an entire story!
Indeed, it was the first plot replanted after the phylloxera aphid ravaged millions of hectares of vines. We owe this first plantation to Joseph Ducos, the estate’s owner, in the nineteenth century. Since then, the Cuvée des Cadettes has been made with the best grenache, syrah, and mourvèdre grapes expressing this unique terroir – elegant, intense, sophisticated, and well-balanced. To be enjoyed with wild game, aged meats, and other dishes as rare and complex as this wine.
Intense and bright dark red color. On the nose, aromas of black fruits (boysenberries, blackcurrant), with fairly present and spicy woody notes testifying to the large proportion of Mourvèdre in this vintage. The palate is rich, deep with sharp and precise tannins. Fruity and vegetal notes of mulberries and eucalyptus reveal themselves with finesse. Plenty of elegance in this wine: the solar and warm side of the vintage is balanced by Mourvèdre grape freshness. Classy wine, with a highly neat finish, reveals great aging potential, a promise for the decades to come!