Micro selection of 4ha of the oldest Grenaches of the Domaine (60 to 100 years old) on sandy marl of the Oligocène period. This Grenache/Terroir combination is unique within the Gigondas appellation.
Hand-harvested. Three grape sortings, destemming, 1-week fermentation with a daily «rack-and-return» followed by a 3-week maceration. An 18-month aging period in cement tank, with no oak-ageing, to enhance the complex terroir elements. Bottled at the estate.
1500 bottles produced.
Dark and brooding for an almost 100% Grenache, opaque and richly textured. A broad aromatic pallet with a mix of plum, «garrigue» spice and cacao. The mouthfeel is silky and dense with smooth yet concentrated tannins and a bright, lively acidity on the finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18 ° C - Open one hour before serving.