Petite Selve Red
Chateau de la Selve is located in the Ardèche region, between Northern and Southern Rhône. There are many producers in this area growing organic and practicing biodynamics in the vineyard and winery including Château de la Selve. The vineyards are situated on the banks of the Chassezac river, the most important tributary of the Ardèche. The soil consists of very chalky clay. In 1990, Chàteau de la Selve was bought by Jean-Régis and Magdeleine Chazollon. As their son Benoît took over the winemaking in 2002 at which time, the vineyard also turned biodynamic. Beautifully clean and pure wines are being produced at the domaine, that celebrate the unique terroir of the region.
Petite Selve is made of 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. The wine is spontaneously fermented with the natural yeasts present on the skins. The wine was layed on it’s lees in concrete vats for a few months. The wine has aromas of plums, red fruits with a hint of fresh mint. The palate is light and elegant; you can easily enjoy this wine slightly chilled.
This super fresh and fruit forward blend is definitely a new favourite! The Petite Selve 2017 is a blend of 40% cinsault, 40% grenach, 20% syrah. Aged in concrete and naturally fermented(without the addition of any yeast), it ages on its lees for several months. Strong red fruit on the nose, with distinct mushroom and mint notes. It is a fantastic wine to pair with white meats and vegetable dishes, and also works well as an aperitif. Try with a slight chill too!