Mas Becha Barrique Rouge Cote de Rousillon Villages 2017

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Mas Becha Barrique Rouge Cote de Rousillon Villages 2017

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 15%, Mourvèdre 15%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mas Becha

Tasting notes - Complex, with ripe notes of blueberry and blackcurrant jam, highlighted by a touch vanilla and elegant oak spice. Generous and full underpinned by a refreshing line of strawberry and ripe raspberry freshness. Soft sweet tannins explode with fruit and linger on the finish.

Mas Becha Barrique Rouge Cote de Rousillon Villages 2017

A big flavoured and generous wine with dense notes of
blueberry and blackcurrant jam highlighted by a touch
of vanilla and oak spice, full and opulent.


Producer Note
In 2008, artisan vigneron Charles Perez took over the Mas Bécha estate, located in
the Roussillon terroir of the ‘Aspres’, close to the Spanish border. He planted 25
hectares of organic vineyard, nestled in a rich and well preserved biodiverse
environment. The vines are planted on three hillsides at elevations of 100 metres
above sea level. Charles passionately believes in respecting the environment, he
concentrates on the best parcels and terroirs to cultivate Syrah, Grenache and
Mourvèdre vines organically. Mas Bécha has become renowned for its fruit-forward
wines with marked freshness and elegance. Each of his cuvées is dedicated to
family members and every year a new artist designs the quirky and original labels.


Vintage
In 2017, the mild winter was followed by an early bud-break in spring. The summer
was hot and dry, with only a few showers producing 30 millimetres of rainfall, which
helped to refresh the vines. As a result of the hot, dry conditions the harvest took
place earlier than usual; the healthy fruit achieved excellent phenolic maturity.


Vineyard
The vines are grown in ‘Aspres’ terroir, which means “arid” in Catalan, and this
characterises the sun-drenched terroir which is bordered by a landscape of
garrigue. The Mas Bécha grapes come from selected parcels, with clay, silt and
marble pebble stone soils. The vines are farmed organically; without the use of
pesticides or chemicals. Manure and compost is used on the vines from organic
matter, which is made on site. The vines are treated with fermented plants, copper
and sulphur.


Winemaking
The wine was made following a philosophy of minimal intervention. The grapes
underwent cold fermentation with selected yeasts, which lasted for seven days.
During the vinification, modern and gentle techniques such as cold soaking were
used to extract aromas, colour and structure; no plunging or pumping over took
place. A gentle pressing was followed by nine months’ ageing in Bordeaux barrels,
which ranged from new to fourth passage of medium toasted oak.


Tasting Note
Complex, with ripe notes of blueberry and blackcurrant jam, highlighted by a touch
vanilla and elegant oak spice. Generous and full underpinned by a refreshing line of
strawberry and ripe raspberry freshness. Soft sweet tannins explode with fruit and
linger on the finish.


Grape
Syrah 70%, Grenache 15%, Mourvèdre 15%

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