The year 2020 was an atypical vintage on the Mediterranean rim. While the winter of 2020 was mild with relatively abundant rainfall and very welcome after the drought. Many vines in the Var froze. On the island with temperatures of + 1°C, the vines resumed their winter dormancy.
The summer was hot but we were lucky enough to have some good rainfall which allowed the bunches to swell and ripen quietly. The harvest was particularly early and the choice of harvest dates was complicated by this original heterogeneity and by a slight exogenous stress on the island of Covid...
However, with the meticulous work in the cellar, the solidarity of the volunteers and the valour of the community, we are very satisfied with the quality of the vintage, with a freshness and a beautiful aromatic complexity.
|Vieille vigne Syrah
Tasting notes of the red wines of the Abbaye de Lérins.
Vintage 2020, tasted in January 2022, brut de fûts and cuvee, en primeur.
This wine has a cryptic purple colour. The first nose offers chiselled blackberry aromas, a hint of violet and cocoa. On the palate, the silky tannins are carried by a beautiful acidity and a powerful, ample and generous aroma.
Spicy, slightly peppery and mentholated, coffee and leather notes as well as blueberry notes fill the mouth. The length in the mouth is incredible and the finish is fresh.
Bottle 150 cl - 13.5 %
Produced in France by Abbaye Notre Dame de Lérins
Bottled by Lerina Sarl on the island of St Honorat
06414 Cannes cedex - France
Serving temperature: 16-17°C