Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah.
The vines grow on clay limestone soils from the 2 banks of the Rhone river. With a Mediterranean climate renowned for its contrasts, they benefit from the summer heat and the Mistral wind.
Each grape variety is vinified individually. The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed followed by a low-temperature fermentation. Racking off clear juices and blocking of the malolactic fermentation. Blending of the different grapes varieties takes place in December and bottled just after in order to capture all the freshness and juicy-fruit notes.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
Beautiful rose-petal colour. Floral scents with aromas of raspberry and redcurrant. The palate is juicy and well balanced, the finish is fresh and vibrant with generous fruit notes.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
It will pair nicely with a "parillada", cuttlefish "à la plancha", a couscous or bruschettas with dried tomatoes . Enjoy it cool, between 10 to 12°C, now or within 2 to 3 years after harvest.