Story

The vintage
After a mild and dry winter, a very wet spring and significant rainfall in May, the groundwater reserves in the Languedoc were restored. However, this had the disadvantage of proliferating mildew in certain areas of the region. Thanks to a hot summer, dry air, and favorable temperatures with marked day-night fluctuations, this vintage will be remembered above all for the good quality of its grapes. The favorable climatic conditions allowed the grapes to be harvested at their optimum maturity. With this somewhat unusual climate, 2020 has all the makings of a fine year for the vintages at Chateau de Sérame and in the Languedoc.
Location
Located in the Languedoc, the historic Chateau de Sérame has origins dating back to the Gallo-Roman period. The Domaine is nestled in a preserved natural environment, bordered by the Aude river and the Canal du Midi, and at the junction of two appellation: Corbières and Minervois. Its remarkable range of terroirs allows for the elaboration of unique, full, and complex wines.
In the vineyard
Harvesting in the early morning when temperatures are at their lowest allows the grapes to retain their full aromatic potential. The grape varieties assembled to make up this vintage are vinified with minimal use of additives.
Vinification
Direct pressing and cold settling.
Slow fermenting at 18°C for 15 to 18 days under controlled temperatures.
Ageing
Maturing on lees with regular stirring.
Varietals
Grenache blanc : 50%
Vermentino : 30%
Roussanne : 20%

Advice

Serving
Service temperature between 10 and 12°C.
Ageing potential
2 to 3 years
Tasting notes
A pale yellow robe with gold reflections, the nose tends towards floral notes such as acacia and honeysuckle. A full and structured wine, its ageing gives it volume in the mouth and its Mediterranean character. The grapes are chosen from a selection of our best plots. This permits us to take full advantage of the characteristics of each grape variety: the Mediterranean character of Grenache Blanc, the freshness of Vermentino, and the complexity of Roussanne.