Purple-red robe with ruby hints. The nose opens with light menthol and truffle notes which develop into deeper richer aromas of black olive paste, prunes and figs. The palate is redolent of wild herbs, spice and dried figs. The tannins are elegant and well-integrated. This is a balanced, poised wine that ends on a pleasing mineral note.
Syrah (50%), Grenache (30%), Carignan (20%)
35 HL / Ha
14 % alc./vol
Clay-limestone (no schist in this vintage as yields were insufficient).
Vinified in the traditional manner in concrete tanks. The grapes are destemmed; 50% are crushed. Fermentation temperatures are 28°C (Syrah) and 30°C (Grenache Noir and Carignan). The cap is regularly punched down until mid-fermentation, then wetted a few times to ensure elegant tannins. Malolactic fermentation occurs on the marc. The wine is kept in tank for three weeks.
18 months in concrete tanks.
Recognition and awards
- Jancis Robinson 17/20 - There's an aristocratic edge to this wine. Read article
- International Wine Challenge 2014 Bronze Medal
The Western Morning News - by Ned Halley - 02/2016Read article
Western Daily Press - 12/2014Read article
Quentin Sadler - 12/2014Read article
The Morning Claret - Simon Woolf - 12/2014Read article