The grapes for this wine come from a single plot located north of Orange, in the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, where the soil is rich and has excellent drainage due to fine gravel found just below the surface. The region around the Côtes du Rhône Villages offers terroir that produce a fresh and aromatic Grenache. It is a great match for the Syrah and Mourvèdre grown in the same area.
Sabrine was the name of the daughter of the previous owner of the land. The current owners of Andre Brunel kept it because it expresses what they want to achieve for this wine: complexity and power, coming from the terroir, but also freshness and elegance to make this wine a good transition between their regular Côtes du Rhône and the Les Cailloux Châteauneuf du Pape wines.
The grapes were harvested in the second part of September, when they were at optimum maturity. The tannins from the Syrah are sufficient to provide structure and the capacity for ageing. The wine is aged in concrete vats for a period of twelve to eighteen months and then released one month after bottling.
Although it can be enjoyed immediately after bottling, Cuvée Sabrine is best cellared for at least two-to-three years to enjoy its full potential. The peak for the 2019 vintage should be reached after approximately five years aging.
Producer: André Brunel
Region: Côtes du Rhône Villages
Wine Composition : 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Total Acidity: 2.97 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l