40% Grenache noir, 35% Syrah, 18% Mourvèdre, 7% Cinsault
12 months in a combination (50/50) of small French oak barrels and large French oak casks
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
The 2017 vintage was exceptional in many aspects: remarkable weather led to an early and small harvest with outstanding quality. A mild and dry winter with high temperatures in February and March led to a very early bud break. Mid-May temperatures were above normal thus the vines began to grow very quickly with imminent flowering. The very hot and dry
weather conditions since the beginning of summer accelerated the ripening of the grapes. Starting at the end of May, weather conditions were conducive to a good harvest.
The dark, deep, inky color of the wine shows immediately, stemming from the concentration of the vintage. Nose of blackcurrants, black tea and dried flowers stands out. The mouth is rich, fruity and velvety with an incredibly layered tannic structure. The wine is balanced and pure with strong intense and incredibly long aging potential.
To drink with lamb or beef stew with ‘grand veneur’ sauce, duck fillet.