The name refers to the production zone in the north of the Côtes du Rhône. “Septentrio”, in Latin, means the North.
Dark ruby red colour with purple tints. Complex nose giving smells of very ripe blackcurrants and blackberries with notes of vanilla, slightly woody. Concentrated taste with a very fruity attack, round and combined with roast flavours brought by the oak. Soft tannins. A very long finish with good body.
Pair with red meats, game or strong cheeses.
The grapes are hand-picked and transported to the wine cellar in trays. Maceration takes from 3 to 4 weeks with an average of 24 days. The fermentation takes place at a temperature of 30°/32°C. This produces highly concentrated wines with an intense aroma and high colour, perfectly suited for maturation in new barrels.
The malolactic fermentation is triggered just after the alcohol fermentation when the wine has been transferred to concrete and stainless steel storage tanks for the first winter. In this way the settling and clarification of the wine are done naturally. After a few months in the tanks, the wine is transferred to the barrels.