Parcel selection of 3 ha, on Villafranchian quartzitic pebbles deposited by the Rhône, lying on limono-clayey hillsides (Grenaches) and on clay-limestone (Syrahs) soils. This terroir produces small grape bunches, well ventilated and guaranteeing a qualitative yield (37hl in 2015).
The destemmed grapes are placed directly into tanks without crushing. Maceration
lasts 4 weeks with daily pumping-over to favour the diffusion of the tannins and a gentle concentration. 15% of the cuvée is matured for 9 months in oak barrels.
Bottled on 21 July 2016.
10 213 bottlles and 560 magnums produced.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18°C (60°-65°F). Ideally open 1 hour prior to serving.
Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2022
Clafoutis with candied black olives
Bull steak with herbs
Age of vines & yield:
For this vintage, we have assembled plots of Syrah of about fifteen years, and a Syrah and a Grenache of 30 years.