The birth of this wine was the result of the unique characteristics of this micro-climte. The vignerons working this land for several generations, passing on their knowledge about the characteristics of the local climate and soil have found a special combination of elements present here. Their inspiration was to create a wine that reflect thearea.
They planted four different varietals, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, each in the place with the attributes that will allow it to thrive the most, and created a blend of these wines. From the West the climate is influenced by the ocean. Here the terroir is argile-calcaire, which is well suited for the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. From the South, the warm winds of the Mediterranean in combination with argillo limoneux soil accentuate the powerful, bold fruit of the Syrah and Malbec. From the North, the cooling winds of the Pyrenees Mountains help keep the finesse and elegance of the fruit in a warm climate. From this was created PAUL, like the land and its history, bold and intense.
The wine a harmonious, full bodied, and with a rich palate and earthy, spicy nuances. The intense palate of dark berry fruits are complimented by nicely rounded tannins. This wine breaks out from the traditional mould of wine varietals used together.
Appearance: purple with garnet highlights
Aroma: Intense nose: raspberry, violet, black cherry
Taste: Silky red and black fruit taste, plum jam and eastern spices. Intense but round tannins, very smooth,.
Aging Potential: 7-10 years
Dish: Well suited for diches with stong flavour. Can accompany a full flavour steak, but also notable with game, for example “civet de sanglier” - wild boar in red wine stew, or on a different note, eastern dishes such as tandoori chicken.
Cheese: Pont l’Evêque, Saint Marcelin, truffle infused Brie
Temperature: 14 - 16°C
It is advisable to decant this wine one hour before service to allow its aromas to fully open.
Vineyard: a meticulous caring of the vines is necessary to achieve the best quality fruit. Low yield, “green harvest” in certain years to assure the grapes are complex in aroma.
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: the varietals are fermented separately according to their specific characteristics
Aging: Aged in new French oak barrels for 9 - 10 months
Varietal: Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot