The Grenache grapes come from gentle slopes, made of safres and Miocene marls, covered with colluvium, to the east of the appellation. The Syrah grapes are aslo 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.
Harvest of Syrah grapes from 7th September and Grenache grapes from 20th September. In 2016, the exceptional ripeness of the grapes, allowed a very gentle extraction of tannins, such as a smooth infusion. The perfect control of the temperatures (25/26°C) during the fermentation and maceration (28 days) phases highlighted remarkably elegant red fruit aromas. Aged 11 month in vats.
Bottled on 24th August 2017 -15 840 bottles and 409 magnums produced.
"Vivid ruby. Expansive red berry liqueur and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices, incense and garrigue. Sappy and alluringly sweet, offering juicy black raspberry, cola and lavender pastille flavors that deepen with air while maintaining vivacity. Supple, well-knit tannins build slowly on an impressively long, sharply delineated finish that leaves behind suave spicecake and Chambord notes." - Vinous - Nov 2018
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at around 16° to 18°C. Recommend opening an hour before serving.
Best enjoyed between 2018 and 2026
Confit duck legs - Leg of Lamb with Provençale sauce
Age of vines & yield:
Grenaches 25 years - Syrahs 14 years