The Grenache grapes come from gentle slopes, made of safres and Miocene marls, covered with colluvium, to the south and west of the appellation. The Syrah grapes are from the alluvial terrace of the "Garrigues", covered with pebbles from the Quaternary period, on the western side of the appellation. These natural elements bring balance and finesse of tannins as well as a complex aromatic range going from raspberry to violet through spicy touches of licorice and white pepper.
In 2015, the excellent ripeness of the grapes allowed for long macerations and, thanks to light rack-and-returns, remarkably fine tannins. Strict temperature control during fermentation brought out enticing aromas of ripe, red fruits. 8 months of ageing with Grenache in vats and Syrah in barrels.
Bottled on June 13th, 2016. 15,207 bottles and 567 magnums produced.
ABV : 15% alc.
"Limpid ruby. Sexy, highly fragrant aromas of spice-accented red berries, incense and potpourri; a smoky mineral element builds in the glass. Sweet, palate-staining black raspberry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors show impressive depth as well as energy. Round and seamless in texture, delivering supple framing tannins and outstanding power and floral-driven persistence." Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds. 30th Nov 2018.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving.
Best enjoyed between 2017 and 2025
Lamb or beef stew
Age of vines & yield:
Grenache 24 years - Syrah 13 years