Grenache on sandy marl of the Miocene period. Syrah from the “Garrigue” zone, on alluvial terraces near the Ouvèze river (Quaternary period).
This blend of grape varieties and soils gives structured wines, with typical aromas of spice and “garrigue”.
Manual harvesting. Crushed and destemmed. Light pump-overs during prefermentation.
4 “rack-and-return”, then 1 pump-over per day during the 20-day maceration. Runoff and separation of the free-flow and press wines. Malolatic fermentation. Reintroduction of a portion of the press wine during the blending process. 6 months elevage : the Grenache in tank and the Syrah in barrel.
Bottled at the Domaine on June, 2014.
Production: 9.000 bottles.
ABV: 14%. Vegan wine.
Black cherry colour with purple luminescence. Expressive nose of wild berries and mild spices. The palate is round with fine-grained tannins. Excellent combination between the power of the Grenache and the dense black fruit of the Syrah. Long and elegant finish. (Nov. 2014)
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Best enjoyed at 13-15°C (55-59°F)
Optimum maturity : 2015-2021
Shoulder of Lamb with herbs de provence and garlic
Curry of Guinea-fowl