The estate of Château Reveillon started producing wine in 1717. The vineyard is located right on the coast of a lagoon (Bages), very close to the Mediterranean seaside. The vines are mostly planted on a hill and mostly harvested by hand in a very traditional method.
VARIETY: Carignan 50% Grenache 50%
COLOR: Deep dark red
AROMA: Red current and cherries
FLAVORS ON THE PALATE: Frank and round attack, rich and fruity palate
MOUTHFEEL: Freshness and minerality (thanks to limestone and the seaside)
PAIRINGS: Various cheeses, tapenade, game meat (venison, bison, boar), steak, or duck.
APPELLATION: AOP Corbières
PROPRIETOR: Philippe Nougaret
WINEMAKER: Philippe Nougaret
SIZE: 170 hectares (420 acres)
AGE OF VINES: 40 years
FARMING: Vines are hand-harvested with complete destemming using sustainable farming practices (organic fertilizer, very few sulfites).
SOIL: Mix of clay, limestone, and very stony terraces
AGING: Aged in cement