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DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD Les Argiles Bleues Red


VINTAGE 2017
After a particularly cold January that allowed the sap to descend completely and the vines to rest thoroughly, 2017 experienced many different weather conditions in the course of the growing cycle. This caused a high incidence of poor fruit set, particularly in the highly sensitive Grenache, resulting in low yields.
However, frequent applications of healing biodynamic preparations maintained the clusters in excellent condition, ensuring a healthy crop.

TERROIR
A selection of plots characterized by their exceptional soil shot through with blue Pliocene marl, rich in minerals. A singular expression of a unique identity.

GRAPE VARIETIES
Grenache 80% • Syrah 20%

WINEMAKING AND MATURING
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Co-fermentation, long vatting for soft extractions. Matured for 12 months in oak foudres.

TASTING NOTES
An inexhaustible reservoir of mineral elements, Argiles Bleues is a wine of great finesse. A superb marriage of plush, juicy fruit, fine, delicate tannins, and phenomenal minerality.

Technical sheet (in pdf)