Grenache : 60%
Syrah : 40%
Ancient alluvial terraces from the Quaternary period of the river Ouvèze to the west of the Appellation for the Grenache. Marly limestone soils from the Cretaceous period, in the heart of the mountains known as Dentelles de Montmirail, at 400 m of altitude for the Syrah.
Manual harvest. Grapes are immediately de-stemmed and crushed. The fermentation temperature was stabilized at 30 °C. Maceration
lasted 28 days with regular punch-downs/rack-and-return operations for the Grenache and pumping over for the Syrah. 15 months of elevage for the Syrah wine in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels (new, 1 and 2 year-old barrels).
Production : 14,200 bottles
Bottled on : 17 July 2014
Rich, dark crimson colour, almost black. Intense floral and peppery nose, with notes of plum and dark chocolate. The palate is remarkably fresh and lively with a dense fruit core, fine grained tannins and a long smooth finish. (Tasted Aug. 2014)
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Venison filet with pepper sauce.
Mallard Duck with cherries.
Capon stuffed with foie gras.
Optimum maturity: 2015-2021
Age of vines & yield:
31 years on average – 24hl/ha