The Grenache grapes come from the famed sector of "La Crau", a large Quaternary terrace covered with cobblestones, 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 10th September and 1st October 2017.
60% of the wine is aged in 275-lt oak Laurus barrels for 16 months (1 & 2-year barrels).
Bottled on 9th July 2019. 12 844 bottles, 188 magnums, 41 jéroboams and 5 mathusalems produced.
"Deep ruby/plum color as well as a great bouquet of black raspberries, smoked herbs, licorice, ground pepper, and a touch of game. Full-bodied richness, no hard edges and solid length on the finish, it's a beautifully Provençal undeniably delicious 2017 to enjoy over the coming decade." Jeb Dunnuck 4/9/2020
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Ideally open about one hour before serving between 13-15°C.
Optimum maturity: 2019 - 2027
Pigeon with truffle from the Mont Ventoux
Age of vines & yield:
40 years (average) with some old Grenaches (80 years) - 21hl/ha