Manual harvesting. Crushed and destemmed. A 20-day maceration period with punch-downs and pump-overs up to 3 times a day and temperatures maintained around 28° to 30°C (82° to 86°F). Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolatic fermentation. Reintroduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 18 months elevage : the Grenache in vat and the Syrah in barrel (new, one-year and two-year barrels).
Bottled at the Domaine in May 2013.
Prodution : 12 000 bottles
Dark red, exhuberant nose of cocoa, spice and red fruit. Complex, ample and rich on the palate with a distinct character provided by the sandy marl terroir. The finish is mineral and bright due in part to the high-altitude vineyards.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
16°-18°C (60°-65°F). Ideally open 2 to 3 hours prior to serving.
Roast Pigeon with grapes
Herb-roasted Rack of Lamb with summer vegetables
Optimum maturity : 2014-2020