The vines are located in the villages of Vacqueyras & Sarrians on soils of alluvial deposits and stony terraces. The climate is Mediterranean, with two dry seasons (summer and winter) and two rainy seasons (fall and spring). The Mistral wind sweeps and cleanses the vineyards.
Harvested at full maturity, the grapes were destemmed and placed together in temperature-controled vats. Fermentation, which lasted 3 weeks, was carefully monitored and limited to a maximum of 30°C to preserve fruit and freshness, followed by 12 months of ageing in tank.
«Dense nose with purple fruit and grapey notes. Firm tannins here with a backbone of freshness and good fruit core. Powerful and plush style – appealing.» Jancis Robinson, October 2020
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 13-15 °C - Enjoy it now and over the next 8 years.
It will pair nicely with a risotto with ceps (Porcini mushrooms) or cheese puff pastries.