Chemin de Moscou 2015 75cl 14.5% ABV
Chemin de Moscou 2015
This Red Wine has an expressive nose of black fruits with hints of pepper and cinnamon spice. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits with an open and welcoming explosion of fruit and spice.
"Chemin de Moscou" is named after the "Nom Cadastral" (land registry name) of the vineyards around our winery in the village of Brugairolles. The road leading to these vineyards is called "Chemin de Moscou", the "Road to Moscow".
The local villagers believe the name originated from the place outside the village where meetings were held, under the "L'arbre de Moscou" the "Moscow Tree". This tree was used as a navigation beacon by pioneers of the Aeropostale service flying out of Toulouse on their way to Perpignan, Spain, North Africa and eventually South America.
Stories of these flights have been immortalised by Saint Exupery in his many books about his exploits. The tree, an enormous pine, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground over 20 years ago. The quality of the grapes guaranteed by their vines gives a continuity of exceptional product for vinification.
This multi award-winning wine has been aged in French oak for 12 months: A third of the Syrah in 'Burgundy' new oak for 9 months. Grenache and Cinsault in 500 litre 'demi-muids' and 2000 litre 'foudres' for 9 months. Blending of the best barrels of each variety followed by a further 12 months maturation of the final blend in the same barrels.