Purplish red in colour. The nose is distinctly riper and fruitier in this 2016 vintage, with always the same touch of graphite, garrigue, fresh mint and a hint of game. The attack is frank and incisive with fine grained tannins, so characteristic of this wine, maintaining a keen equilibrium between tension and power. Mint is echoed on the palate, accompanied by thyme, aniseed, liquorice and smoky notes. Strong in personality, as always, this vintage possesses a lovely rustic quality with untamed aromas that create an utterly surprising and elegant harmony.
Syrah 50%, Grenache 30%, Carignan 20%
20 HL / Ha
14 % alc./vol
Traditionally vinified. Grapes are destemmed and sorted. The Carignan is vinified without crushing or pressing the grapes; for the Syrah, 50% of the grapes are crushed and then they are vinifed without pumping over (the cap is occasionally moistened); the Grenache is vinifed at 30 °C for one month. Malolactic fermentation occurs with the marc.
12 months in tank
Recognition and awards
- Sam Kim 2019 93/100
- Andreas Larsson - Blind tasting 90/100