Region Rhone Valley
Vine Age 40 Years
Soil Type A single vineyard with predominantly sandy, chalky soil and deeper beds of clay and silt. This allows adequate drainage of rainfall and ensures the vines are able to produce the best possible quality.
Sizes Available 750 mL
Food Pairing Red meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine and cheeses
Vinification Virtually total de-stemming, pumping over twice a day. Vatting time : 2 to 3 weeks in concrete vats. Matured for 18 monthsin vats and "foudres" (15%).
Tasting Notes Pale plus very dark red garnet with clear purple at edge. There is a warm impression to the nose, then mature black cherry with a liqueur-like generosity, and beginning bottle development. The palate shows less evolution and has distinctive clarity and tension. There is warmth backed by an elevated acid spine and resolving tannins. This is a focused, well-defined expression that is not yet at its best. Will show more by 2017/2018, and can be cellared further. - RB