The vintage
After a mild and dry winter, a very wet spring and significant rainfall in May, the groundwater reserves in the Languedoc were restored. However, this had the disadvantage of proliferating mildew in certain areas of the region. Thanks to a hot summer, dry air, and favorable temperatures with marked day-night fluctuations, this vintage will be remembered above all for the good quality of its grapes. The favorable climatic conditions allowed the grapes to be harvested at their optimum maturity. With this somewhat unusual climate, 2020 has all the makings of a fine year for the vintages at Chateau de Sérame and in the Languedoc.
Located in the Languedoc, the historic Chateau de Sérame has origins dating back to the Gallo-Roman period. The Domaine is nestled in a preserved natural environment, bordered by the Aude river and the Canal du Midi, and at the junction of two appellation: Corbières and Minervois. Its remarkable range of terroirs allows for the elaboration of unique, full, and complex wines.
Since 2010, our vineyards have been awarded the AB label certified by ECOCERT as well as the European Bio logo.
In the vineyard
Harvesting in the early morning when temperatures are at their lowest allows the grapes to retain their full aromatic potential. The grape varieties assembled to make up this vintage are vinified with minimal use of additives
Direct pressing and cold settling.
Slow fermenting at 25-28°C for 15 to 18 days under controlled temperatures.
Matured in french oak barrels and in 750 litre clay amphoras.
Syrah : 75%
Carignan : 20%
Grenache noir : 5%
Alcohol content : 13,5 % vol.
AB Agriculture Biologique


Service temperature between 16 and 18°C.
Should be decanted one hour before tasting to deliver its full potential.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Brilliant garnet color.
Complex nose combining notes of blackberries with spicy notes.
On the palate, its vivacity reveals subtle liquorice and minty aromas.
Beautiful density with silky tannins which reveals notes of truffled chocolate.
Its length extends over elegant flavors of toasted almond aging.


"Deep purplish crimson. Very fresh nose. Rich and sweet. Not wild and mountainous and arguably perhaps just a little too polished to be a typical Corbières but it’s a good drink with a lot of skill in here."
"Le pourpre profond annonce la densité, comme le bouquet d’épices,
cuir, garrigue, poivre. Promesse tenue avec une attaque et une bouche
très pleines, charnues, cossues, des saveurs entre violette, cumin et
cacao, beaucoup de tanins, serrés et soyeux, à grain poudré. Puissant
mais bien élevé (fûts et amphores d’argile), policé et bien campé. Du
potentiel de garde mais terriblement savoureux aujourd’hui.
"Son élevage en fût et amphore
lui confère une structure et une
amplitude très appréciable.
II étend ses grands bras pour
faire un câlin à votre palais.
Assurément, sur une jolie viande
rouge grillée, ça va dépoter.
"Aromas of dark plums, black olives, dark chocolate and baking spices. Medium body with plush tannins. Textured with layers of fruits and herbs mingling on the palate and a dense finish with excellent length. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."