50% Grenache, 45 % Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre
The Grenache and the Mourvèdre vines are planted in the gravelly terraces bordering the Ouvèze river(Quaternary Period) in the western part of the appellation which provides richness, fruit and spicy notes. The Syrah vines are located in the Pourra sector, in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. This is the eastern part of the appellation where the soil is primarily limestone and marl from the Cretaceous Period at around 400 m. in altitude, providing freshness and minerality.
Entirely manual harvest around September 20th with full destemming and crushing. Fermentation temperatures are maintained around 30°C with 28 days of maceration. 30% of the cuvée is matured in 275lt French oak Laurus barrels for 15 months.
"Intense notes of mulberries, crushed flowers, violets, and hints of exotic, tropical fruits all give way to medium to full-bodied, rounded, textured, straight up Provençal beauty that has loads to love. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet also evolve gracefully" Jeb Dunnuck - September 2019
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18°C. Open ideally 1h before serving
Optimum tasting: 2019 - 2029
Leg of lamb with flower of thyme
Roast pigeon with ceps
Age of vines & yield:
Between 20 and 50 years. 24hl/ha.