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Deep red in colour, Lux Rouge hits the nose with aromas of fresh red and black fruits, sweet spice and a touch of liquorice from the oak. Rich in the mouth with silky and opulent tannins, it maintains a good balance with bright acidity. Its concentrated flavours and superb structure mark it as a wine which will age and develop well over the next decade.
This wine is the Magnum size bottle of the Lux Rouge, ideal for gifts or parties.
Grape varieties: 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Marselan.
Alc. 15% vol. Vegan.
The hand-harvested grapes undergo strict sorting before de-stemming and pressing. 25 days of maceration then lead to a fermentation in concrete tanks. As fermentation begins, the winemakers follow the 'rack and return' method to extract colour and flavour with light stirring to avoid the formation of hard tannins. Aged for 18 months, partially in new oak barrels, it was blended and bottled. All the Via Caritatis wines are overseen by the acclaimed oenologist Philippe Cambie.
2017 was a difficult year for the Southern Rhône, with frost impacting yields across the region. Spring was very mild which caused a rapid bud-burst. At the end of April temperatures dropped rapidly, which caused frosts across the Southern Rhône Valley. Luckily, weather conditions during summer improved, with sunny days and cool nights allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, while maintaining good levels of acidity. Harvest at Via Caritatis began on 1st October and lasted until the 14th October.
Perfectly matched with simmered red meats including game. Dishes would include beef stew and venison fillet with pepper sauce.
We have served it with Beef Bourguignon, a classic French beef stew and a side of green beans.
Quietly pursuing an authentic Benedictine life of work and prayer, the monks of The Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux have flourished since the establishment and construction of their monastery. Whilst young men from around France come here to dedicate themselves to the spiritual life, lifting their voices in praise according to ancient Latin chants seven times daily, they also pour their energy into producing wines to the highest standards, and use the knowledge they gain through the study of the land and vines to benefit the small winegrowers in the community around them.
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Following the environmental example of the monks, our packaging is biodegradable or recyclable as much as possible, and we are committed to work to improve this.