65% Grenache - 26% Syrah - 9% Mourvèdre
Grenache from the "Montmirail" sector in the Southwest part of the appellation. This terroir, located at 200 meters high, is mostly sandy marl from the Oligocene period. Syrah comes from the "Pourra" sector in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail at 400 meters of altitude on marl from the Cretaceous period covered with limestone scree, providing elegance and minerality.
Manual harvest from 21st September 2016. Grapes were destemmed and crushed. A 25-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and pump-overs. Temperatures are maintained arounf 28° to 30°C. Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolactic fermentation. Re-introduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 19 months maturation in French oak barrels, "demi-muid" (600lt) and vat .
Bottled on 24th April 2018. 12 728 bottles, 270 magnums and 10 jéroboams produced.
A deep purple/ruby color is followed by sensational notes of black raspberries, toasted spice, crushed flowers, and hints of barrique. Seamless, full-bodied, and layered on the palate, it never puts a foot wrong, has a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and is easily the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. In short, it's a blockbuster that readers should snatch up!" Jeb Dunnuck - September 2018
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16°- 18°C - Open ideally 3h prior to tasting
Optimum tasting period: 2019 - 2028
Alc. by Vol.: 15% vol.
Roasted Bresse capon
Age of vines & yield:
Grenache : 53 years - Syrah : 17 years
29hl/ha in average