Chateau de Campuget, '1753', Syrah, Sans Sulfites, Nimes, Rhone, France
Château de Campuget was established in 1942 and is a great estate near Nîmes, which is steeped in history. The Château itself was built in 1753 and at the same time the first vines were planted, prompting the 1753 range of wines which mark this historic date. In 2019, Château de Campuget was certified as Haute Valeur Environmentale, which officially recognises the environmental performance of winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed fertiliser use and water resource management. This wine was vinified without the addition of sulphites. The wine was made without any oak influence in order to allow the purity of fruit shine through and was bottled early. Classic Syrah nose with a very intense fruit-driven character, this classy wine shows notes of liquorice and violet complemented by a hint of dark chocolate. Rich black fruits are enveloped by a smooth and velvety texture through to a lovely fresh finish.