Vine Age37 Years
Soil Type38 parcels spread across Chateauneuf. 3 major soil types : -soils with rolled pebbles -stony terraces with sand and gravel sub-soils -clay soils formed from the limestone mother rock.
Sizes Available750 mL, 375 mL, 1500 mL, 3L, 6L
Food PairingRed meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine and cheeses
Press 2016: 93 Points Wine Spectator, 92 Points James Suckling
2015: 93 Points International Wine Report, 92 Points from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast & Wine & Spirits
Vinification Virtually total de-stemming, pumping over twice a day. Vatting time : 2 to 3 weeks in concrete vats. Matured for 18 months in vats and "foudres" (15%).
Tasting Notes Pale plus dark red with clear purple rim. The nose is warm and beginning to show an attractive complexity characterized by understated red fruits and spice along with leather and tertiary notes. The palate is composed and lighter weight, again exhibiting a measure of bottle development in an appealing mix of red cherry and spice notes. There is a fine, balanced structure. This is an elegant, not heavyweight style expressing Cinsault and Grenache in particular, with the emphasis on finesse rather than power.