A novel and elegant cuvée of the domaine, made from a select parcel of Grenache. Perfumed and refined nose, with pepper and black fruit. Supple mouth feel with soft tannins, and concentrated blackberry and black current notes. The sand terroir lends a pronounced complexity and elongated acidity, complementing the round fruit and providing a fantastic evolution. Aging potential of 8-10 years.
Region: Southern Rhône
Appellation: Vin de France
Grape varieties: 100% Grenache Noir
ABV: 13% by vol.
Terroir: Sand soils with Tertiary-era sediment
Average yield: 30hl/ha
Average age of vines: 45-50 years
Farming: Dry-farmed. Certified organic.
Harvest: By hand
Vinification: Whole cluster vatting by gravity. Grapes are lightly crushed and left to macerate 25 days before gentle pressing in wooden press. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts in concrete. No fining. No filtration.
Aging: 12 months in concrete
Sulfur added: None