Bijou Topaz Rouge Réserve Exceptionnelle
AOP Languedoc Cabrières
60% Syrah and 40% Grenache
A powerful full bodied wine with notes of blackcurrant, plum and roasted hazelnuts. The acidity is balanced against the silky smooth tannins. Bijou Rouge Réserve has a good intensity with finesse and plenty of character.
Viticulture and Vinification
The grapes are sourced from low-yielding (47hl/ha) old vines on the sloping hillsides of Cabrières. We benefit from more than 220 days of sun per year which ensures plenty of sunlight to ripen our grapes. The vineyards of Cabrières lie high in the hills at altitudes of 200-450 metres, which means the micro-climate is significantly cooler than surrounding areas benefitting from cool nights. This helps ensure our grapes ripen slowly, whilst developing concentrated and complex flavours. The area also lies on old volcanic soils that are composed of 70% schist, which add to the complexity and structure of the wine.