Grenache grapes come from ancient gravelly terraces bording the Ouvèze river (Quaternary period) at the West of the appellation (strength, fruity and spicy notes). The Syrah is produced in the “Pourra” sector at the East, on a soil of limestone and marl from the Cretaceous period (freshness and minerality).
Entirely manual havesting, followed by full destemming and crushing. Stabilised temperature-controlled fermentation at 30°C. 28 days of maceration with pumping-over and rack-and-return for the Grenache and punching down and rack-and-return for the Syrah. The Syrah is then aged in 275-liter Laurus oak barrels (new barrels and 1-year barrels) for 15 months.
Production: 19 078 bottles
Bottling date: 23 June 2016
"Violets and raspberries perfume this soft, pretty wine full of sun-kissed berry and cherry flavors." - Wine Enthusiast, March 2018
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at around 15°/16°. Recommend opening an hour before serving.
Best enjoyed between 2017 and 2023
Alc. by vol. 14%
Duck breast with green pepper sauce
Roasted pigoen from La Lance mountain (Drôme department)
Age of vines & yield:
Average of 32 to 50 years