Wine
Pièce Noble 2018

The vineyard’s most iconic wine, a powerful red with supple, silky tannins.

  • 60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
  • Notes of dark berries
  • Serve at 14-15°C
  • 75 cl

3 x 75 cl

57,00 €

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Grape varieties and terroir

60% Syrah and 40% Grenache grapes (rootstock 110R). Stony clay and limestone soil. Western and southeastern exposure at an altitude of 200-230 metres.

Vinification

After harvesting all our grapes by hand, the crop is taken to the stem separator via a conveyor belt. From there, the berries begin to ferment in our enamelled steel tanks. They undergo 15 to 20 days of temperature-controlled vatting, with each block vinified separately before being transferred to barrels to mature. This wine first matures for 8 months in a steel tank and then ages for around 10 months in an oak barrel before being blended. It is bottled 12 months before being released to market.

Tasting

Our Pièce Noble, made of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, has a gorgeous garnet colour with lovely, bright glints. A radiant colour and a fairly intense, rich nose. The complexity of the nose features a mixture of aromas of jammy dark berries, hints of forest floor and black truffle, and cacao overtones. A smooth, round and infinitely luscious mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced, silky tannins that pleasantly coat the palate. A long, fruity finish. This wine is typical of Rasque’s terroir.

Food and wine pairing

Serve between 14 and 15°C. Ideal with wood-fired grilled meat, ash-roasted potatoes, sautéed wild mushrooms, game in sauce (casseroles and stews) or a black truffle scramble. Charolais beef prime rib served with creamy polenta topped with a little black truffle. Oven-roasted duck with small, caramelized turnips and a pumpkin and chestnut purée.

 

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