IGP* COLLINES RHODANIENNES SYBEL 2013
• Origin: vines in non-AOC parts of Chavanay. "Sybel” is not a district name, it derives from "belle Syrah”.
• Soils: granite, alluvium.
• Varieties planted: syrah.
• Cultivation: plots are grass-covered to fight erosion. No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertiliser, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation. Mechanisation is possible, but manual work is preferred.
• Vinification: the grapes are hand-picked. The rosé is obtained by bleeding after a few hours’ maceration. Alcoholic and malolactic fermented with native yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
• Maturing: 6 months in vats and barriques.
• Alcohol content: 12.5% Alc./Vol..
• Output: approx. 14,500 bottles.
• Style: Expressive and charming wine. Acidulous red fruits nose. (Strawberry, currant and sweet spices). Gourmand on the palate with a nice freshness finish.
• Ageing: drink young, up to 3-4 years.
• Food match: varied vegetables, summer salads, grills, Basque piperade (tomato and sweet-pepper stew).