COUNTRY/REGION: France/Rhone Valley.
GRAPES: Grenache and Syrah.
The palate is full and concentrated, there is a lovely freshness on entry with gorgeous red fruit accompanied by powerful, melted tannins. The finish is persistent with slightly smoky notes and a hint of liquorice.
VINEYARDS: Gravelly deposits (calcareous platelets) over a clay matrix. The parcels located on the edge of the garrigue scrubland benefit from an excellent south-facing exposure. These plots will give this blend its power and structure. Loess, a deep well-draining soil providing a constant supply of water, without excess, throughout the vine’s vegetative cycle. The Syrah on this type of soil will lend our blend fruit and suppleness.
VINTAGE: An impressive Rhone vintage, with wines of impeccable balance. High temperatures proved a challenge for growers in the northern Rhone but some rain later in the season allowed for freshness to come through.
WINEMAKING: After de-stemming, the grapes are vinified in concrete tanks for four weeks. At the start of fermentation, we carry out a rack and return operation, followed by staggered pumping over operations each day to gently extract the aromatic substances, anthocyanins and tannins. The temperature of the alcoholic fermentation is checked and regulated. At the very end of the alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is allowed to rise to around 30°C to help the polymerization of the tannins.