The Grenache grapes come from the sector of "La Crau", a large Quaternary terrace covered with large pebble stones, giving the wine structure and body.
The Syrah grapes are grown on clay-limestone soils from the Cretaceous period, bringing great elegance and finesse to the wine.
Harvest between 16th September and 23rd October 2016. 60% of the blend is aged in 275-liter Laurus oak barrels for 16 months.
Bottled on 12th July 2018.
17 823 bottles, 181 magnums, 30 jéroboams and 10 mathusalems produced.
"Offers an alluring smoldering edge, with singed alder, tobacco and mocha notes working together to augment the core of steeped black currant and black cherry fruit. A licorice root echo runs through the finish, imparting an extra twinge of grip." Wine Spectator, March 2019
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18°C – Ideally open about 1 hour before serving
Optimum maturity: 2018 - 2026 - ABV: 15,5°
Pigeon with truffle from the Mont Ventoux
Age of vines & yield:
40 years on average with Grenaches vines of more than 80 years.