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.
"The wine's deeper ruby/purple color is followed by classic notes of ripe black cherries, lavender, Provençal garrigue, and peppery herbs. With medium to full-bodied richness, a plimp, expansive mouthfeel, no hard edges, and a great finish, drink this pleasure-bent 2018 any time over the coming 7-8 years. I wouldn't be surprised to see it keep even longer." Jeb Dunnuck, october 2020
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Ideally open about one hour before serving between 13-15°C.
Optimum maturity: 2020 - 2028
Shoulder of lamb with green olives
Filet of hare with chestnuts
Age of vines & yield:
40 years (average) with some old Grenaches (80 years)