Domaine de la Mongestine Auguste
Domaine de la Mongestine is a young organic domaine in the Haut-Var region of Provence, about 50km east of Aix. The soil here is predominantly clay-limestone and while the climate is Mediterranean, the wines possess exquisite freshness and tension as a consequence of the vines being grown a single large north-facing slope.
Auguste is Domaine de la Mongestine's top red cuvée made from 100% Syrah fermented long and slow for 2 months before pressing off to age in old oak barrels. An elegant, expressive nose of black pepper, hawthorn, violets and blackcurrants. Full-bodied and generous on the palate with concentrated fruit, savoury undergrowth and firm structure.