The blend of rich blackcurranty Cabernet and brambley, gently peppery Syrah makes Le Grand Noir Cabernet Sauvignon a very distinctive wine. The vanilla character of the oak is present but subtle, and the tannins are softer than in many Cabernets. A very luxurious drink; silky and satisfying. Good with a range of red meat dishes, but its soft fruity character makes this an attractive wine to drink by itself
The grapes, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d’Alibert. The two varieties were vinified separately. Both went through a period of cold soak. fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.