Domaine d'Astruc Syrah

Domaine D’Astruc d’A Syrah Lot 13


  • Excellent Languedoc Syrah, from vineyards at 500-800 feet of altitude.
  • Soils are clay/limestone with vines that average 21 years in age.

Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah

Elaboration: After harvesting the grapes are brought to the winery. Cold pre-­‐fermentation maceration at 50°F. Fermentation at a maximum temperature of 80°F on the first day and then at 75°F for the next 4 days. After fermentation, maceration lasts for 10 days at 65 °F to 74°F maximum with daily pumping over. fter maceration, the wine is softly pressed with a pneumatic press. Before malolactic fermentation, 25% of the wine is put in 225 liter oak barrels. The wine is aged for 4 months in barrles (American Oak, 20% new) and then blended.

Tasting Notes: Dark purple with garnet red tints. Spicy, peppery, and violet aromas, followed by casis and toasted oak. Round, ripe, and floral aromas, with good acidity in the mid-palate. Long, persistent finish.




Domaine Astruc was founded by Jean Astruc in 1862, and the property is situated at the foot of the Pyrenean Mountain range, between 200 and 300 metres above sea level in the Limoux region. Domaine Astruc comprises 80 hectares in AOP Limoux (coastal zone), AOP Malepère, and IGP Pays d’Oc, of which 25 hectares are certified organic and 55 are farmed sustainably. Jean-Claude Mas sourced grapes here for years and acquired the property in 2002. Since then Jean Claude has brought his inimitable enthusiasm and charisma to this property, and over the last fifteen years Domaine Astruc has emerged as one of France’s leaders when it comes to IGP Pays d’Oc that overdelivers on value. Third-generation Jacques Astruc continues to manage all farming there to this day.

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