Le Grand Noir GSM is a blend of 3 grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. It has spicy blackberryish flavors, dark plum, black cherry dark fruit and a hint of pepper. There is also a distinctive mineral, perfumed note that comes from the Mourvedre. Perfect with all full-flavored meat dishes, and ideal with traditional French cuisine as well as more international dishes whose flavors include a note of spice.
The three varieties were vinified separately. All went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine. The vineyards, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d’Alibert
60% Grenache 35% Syrah 5% Mourvedre.