Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne red is composed of Merlot, Cabernet, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Pinot. It is remarkably balanced, showing intense fruit flavors married with toasty oak. Very approachable, easy-drinking but with lots of class and depth.
The vineyard is situated on three gently rolling hills. The red varieties are planted on mainly clay-limestone soils but the property also has a proportion of sand and clay, that produces very fine, aromatic whites.
Harvesting is done by machine and each variety is picked and vinified separately. Once at the winery, the grapes are very carefully destemmed and lightly crushed, before being transferred to stainless steel vats for the alcoholic fermentation, during which pumping over is done every day. The wines are left in tank to macerate for around ten days, after the alcoholic fermentation is finished. They are then run off and the cap is gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Malolactic fermentation occurs before the wines are blended. Domaine de Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne Rouge is fined and lightly filtered before bottling.