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Elyud 2018

Tasting Notes: Balanced power and concentration, with a complex aromatic freshness complemented by oxidative notes supported by a smooth acidity. Described as an emotionally captivating wine.

Vinification: Grapes are sorted, destemmed, and put into vats upon arrival at the cellar. Natural fermentations and gentle extraction. 70% of the blend is aged for 18 months in used demi-muids (large barrels). The rest is aged in concrete tanks.

Aging Potential: 20 years

Food Pairing: Red meats, sauces, game, and cheeses

Service Temperature: Between 16 and 18 °C

Appellation: AOP Corbières

Name Origin:

Character: Elyud, an imaginary character created by Joseph Delteil, a surrealist poet from Aude, France.

Artwork: Label features artwork by Joan Jordà, a Catalan painter.

Grape Varieties: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan

Profile: Mainly ripe Grenache in a cool climate.

Certification: FR-BIO-01 (organic agriculture certification in France)

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol Content: 15.5%

Volume: 75 cl

Additional Information:

No added sulfites

Indigenous yeasts

Residual sugar < 2.64 g/l

Unfiltered, unfined

Bottled on August 1st, 2022 (3453 bottles)

pH: 3.55

Vineyard parcels: Amellos and Escabot, with clay-limestone soils and lacustrine sediments.

Vines planted in 1984 at an altitude of 250 m, hand-harvested grapes.