Abbaye de Pierredon Vespro N/V

Ritual of blending for this cuvée Vespro in which the Cabernet Sauvignon freshness lively combines with the silkiness and the spicies of Syrah. Structured, complex, with delicate and well fused tannins, Vespro will charm lovers of « southern » wines in which the guarrigue aromas immediately remind us our amazing Alpilles.

Mashing and pressing. Daily remontage, no sulfidation and natural yeast fermentation. 12 months ageing in barrique.

Tasting Notes

The color is a brillant and shiny red. The bouquet initially expresses itself with notes of roasted peppers and subsequently issues aromas of olive, thyme and rosemary. The beginning in the mouth is both fresh and perfumed, the power then comes up with the "peppery" accents and the silkiness of Syrah, to finish with a surprising and long lasting roundness. A powerful fresh wine, with an acidity that will make Vespro a wine that can be drunk from its early age and a reserve wine.

Food Pairing

To combine with” lamb shank, seabass with grilled pepper and confits” onions, Occitan-style pieds-paquets.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Les Clos Maria
Vineyard size
14 acres
Soil composition
Clay & limestone
Training method
Cordon de Royat
Elevation
660 feet
Vines/acre
1540
Yield/acre
1 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
2000
Harvest time
early September
First vintage of this wine
2013
Bottles produced of this wine
18,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
Age of Aging Container
100% new
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
77 to 84 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Malolactic fermentation
Yes full
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
7 months
Size of aging container
228L
Type of oak
French & Austrian
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
USDA Certified Organic
Certifying Organizations
Ecocert
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.9
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
Acidity
3.4 g/L