|60% Syrah, 40% Merlot, Red Blend
|Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Black Fruit, Spice, Smooth, Food Friendly
|Vin de France, Languedoc, Southern France
|Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable, Organic, Low in Sulphur, Natural
Villa Noria 'Basic Instinct' Rouge Sans Sulfites is a robust red blend, featuring a distinct bouquet of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant, complemented by a touch of delicate peppery spice. This medium-bodied wine offers a smooth palate and a lingering finish of juicy black cherries. Perfect for any occasion.
About the Producer
Villa Noria is the story of two wine enthusiasts, Fabien Gross and Cédric Arnaud, who both grew up in viticultural regions-Languedoc and Alsace-surrounded by vineyards and winemaking heritage and is the result of overflowing enthusiasm, ethics and values. The inheritance left to its owners by their winemaking ancestors, was passion and respect for the land. Located a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean Sea, between Pézenas and Montagnac, Villa Noria produces elegant organic wines, in perfect harmony with nature and the terroir. The winemaking is traditional, without chemical additions and only low doses of sulphur are used. Their natural ranges ‘Amfòra’ and ‘Basic Instinct’ are vinified without the addition of sulphur.
Vineyard and Winery
Both the Syrah and Merlot are grown in vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon, where the Mediterranean climate, with its hot, dry summers and mild winters, provides optimal conditions for premium viticulture. Each variety is grown on specific terroir: the Merlot vines are planted in limestone soils renowned for imparting elegance to wine, while the Syrah is planted in Basaltic volcanic soils, which nourish the vines with complex minerals and influences the wine with lovely, fresh minerality. The vineyard is cultivated using organic practices; natural preparations are employed and the biodiversity of the vineyard is encouraged. The grapes are harvested at night, to harvest cool grapes in order to maximise the freshness. The wine is classified as Vin de France, to allow stylistic freedom.
The wine was made with minimal intervention and without the addition of sulphites. The carefully selected grapes were received into the winery via gravity and were traditionally vinified. Three-day skin contact maceration took place at cold temperatures, followed by 10-day maceration at 25°C. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts, followed by maturation in concrete tanks for six months, until bottling. 20% was aged in French oak barrels imparting subtle complexity.
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