Plots were selected on the two maine terroirs of the AOP
- Mercurol in the south, with its ancient alluvial terraces of the Rhône River providing structure and fruit (100m of altitude - South/Southwest exposure)
- "Les Baties" vineyard, at 200m in alt, farther North. Here the soil are granite based with sand mixed with kaolin, contributing with freshness and minerality.
Harvest started on September 29 th 2017. Each parcel is vinified separately. Malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees in 275-liter Laurus new oak barrels during 15 months.
8 400 bottles produced.
Bottled on May 15th 2019.
Crimson colour with bright purple reflects. The nose develops liquorice and violet notes. Silky and full-bodied with a well-structured, spicy finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Best served at 16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2019 – 2029
ABV : 13,5%
Duck breast with figs
Breased veal shank
Age of vines & yield:
30 to 40 years on average - 36hl/ha