Country: France Region: Cotes Du Rhone
Blend: Grenache (55%), Syrah 45%
Vineyard: Part of the Grenache comes a selection of grapes from Vacquière (sandy loam, red clay & limestone) and the Syrah and remaining Grenache are sourced from Le Mazet (loam and clay over limestone).
Farming: Organic conversion
Age of the vines: 30 years on average.
Vinification: The grapes were hand harvested, de-stemmed and lightly crushed before being transferred to tank. 5% of the bunches were adde whole cluster. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at low temperatures (25˚C) in order to retain fresh fruit aromas and extraction is achieved by daily, gentle pumpovers. The Grenache did its malolactic fermentation and further ageing on fine lees during eight months in tank whilst the Syrah was racked into older 500 litre demi-muids and 228 litre barrels for its malolactic fermentation and aging for the same period.
Tasting note: Ruby red in colour. Aromas of black cherries, plums and black olives. On the palate it is medium bodied, with a silky texture, fine tannins and a fresh acidity.
Ageing potential: 4-6 years.