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Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Rouge

Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian

Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Rouge Bottle
Appellation
Pézenas
Variety
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Age of Vines
20–80
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, sand, gravel, volcanic basalt
Altitude
80 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, each variety vinified separately in concrete tanks or 18th century stone vats, 6-9 week maceration
Aging
12–18 months in 228L and 600L French oak barrels (1/3 new) for the Syrah and Mourvedre, Grenache in tank

Overview

Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Rouge is one of the iconic wines of the Languedoc and the culmination of Alain Roux’s vision for this estate’s grand vin. It is sourced from vineyards he inherited as well as those he planted with budwood from some of the greatest estates in Southern France: Syrah from Chave, Grenache from Rayas and Mourvèdre from Tempier. The early ferocity of Alain’s temperament and winemaking has been tamed and balanced by Karen Turner’s more nuanced and moderate approach but the wine still retains all its personality. This wines is fermented in 18th century stone vats with a long maceration ranging from 6-9 weeks followed by aging for 12-18 months in tank for the Grenache, and 228L French oak barrels for the Syrah and Mourvèdre.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2013 Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian Rouge

Source: WA

Languedoc, France
  • Location
    Languedoc, France
  • Appellation
    Pézenas
  • Proprietor
  • Winemaker
    Karen Turner
  • Size / Elevation
    32 hectares / 80 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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