A blend of 2 terroirs :
- Syrah from « La Jasse » (17%), limestone scree and marl from the Cretaceous period at 400m
(1300ft) altitude in the Dentelles
- Grenache (50%) and Syrah (33%) from the “Montmirail” zone, in sandy marl of the Oligocene
period, at 150m (500ft) in alt.
Manual harvesting. Crushed and destemmed. A 24-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 on May 21st, 2014.
Prodution : 9.990 bottles
Intense red, exhuberant nose of vanilla, spice and red fruit. Complex, ample and rich on the palate with a distinct character provided by the Montmirail terroir. The finish is long and mineral.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
16°-18°C (60°-65°F). Ideally open 2 to 3 hours prior to serving.
Roast Quail with grapes
Roast Venison with apples
Optimum maturity : 2014-2022