With a red ruby colour, this wine has intense red fruit notes with hints of spice and garrigue aromas. Lively and direct attack on the palate, the mid-palate is more intense with a soft and fruity finish. The well concealed tannins have created a balanced and elegant wine. A significant complexity between tannins and mineral aromas.
Syrah (50%), Grenache (30%) & Carignan (20%)
20 HL / Ha
Grenache parcel "Lucien" at Fontanilles planted in 1909
Deep soils composed of schists and sandstone.
Carignan parcel "Le pastre" at Fontanilles planted in 1965
Soils are composed of schists and sandstone.
Syrah parcel "Les cerisiers de Pauline"
Very deep soils composed of schists and sandstone
Grapes are picked by hand. The method of wine making varies according to the vintage. Nevertheless one basic rule applies: traditional vinification and careful extraction to preserve the fruit, the balance and the harmony of the wines.
Fermentation in concrete vats.
Ageing in concrete tanks.
Recognition and awards
- Raymond Chan 16+ / 20 - *** Read article
- Jancis Robinson Dégustation Juillet 2013 : 16.5/20 Read article
The Wine Front - by Mike Bennie - 9th of June 2014 - 06/2014Read article
Terroirist.com - 15.03.2014 - 03/2014Read article
Grape Observer - 14.03.2014 - 03/2014Read article
North Sydney Cellars by Julian Gutierrez - 21.02.2014 - 02/2014Read article
Imbibe.com (Feb. 2014) by Clinton Cawood - 02/2014Read article