Beautiful cherry red hue with dark black tints. Aromas of undergrowth, garrigue and a touch of mint on the first nose. The wine is honest and clean on entry, with notes of game and mushrooms. Spicy notes of thyme, rosemary and lavender come through after the glass is swirled a few times. The tannins are prominent and reveal ripe fruit aromas. This wine has a very strong personality yet expresses itself with finesse and elegance.
Syrah 60%, Grenache 30%, Carignan 10% (50 years old vines)
30 HL / Ha
Traditional vinification; grapes are destemmed and sorted. Some of the Carignan undergoes carbonic maceration, while the Syrah is vinified gently, with the cap gently moistened at 25°C during 20 days. The Grenache is vinified at 30 °C for one month. The malolactic fermentations are carried out beneath the cap.
Aged in tank for 14 months
Recognition and awards
- Jancis Robinson 2016 17 / 20 : This is the alto to the St-Chinian soprano. Read article
- Wine Advocate / R. Parker 86/100 - These solid, value priced efforts have good character and a well made across the board Read article