The Cinsault is direct-press, the Syrah and Grenache saignée, fermented in concrete tanks and aged on the lees for 3 months with bâtonnage and without malolactic fermentation. Light salmon-pink color and light body, with a gently spicy, soft-red-fruit character and a lively finish.
André Iché inherited an impressive 13th century castle and a large estate in the barren Minervois region. Iché, tended his very old vines and made his wines but sold everything in bulk to local négociants. A Burgundian winemaker happened to be in Oupia, tasted Iché’s wines, and was so enthused that he convinced Iché to bottle and market his production.
He expanded his vineyard holdings and also vinifies several cuvées of Minervois with the best production, the Cuvée des Barons and Nobilis, aged in new oak barrels.
André passed away in late 2007. His daughter, Marie-Pierre, currently runs the estate. She's been working with oenologist Laurent Batlle since 2008, who continues to make the wine -in his own words- "André's way."
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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