Pebbly, granular and clayey plots selected on the Southern hillsides of the Mont Ventoux(28hl/ha).
Grenache noir 90% (more than 60 years old), Syrah 10%.
Grenache grapes are harvested very late in mid-October. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature. Long vatting between 20 and 30 days. Soft extractions. Free-run juice only. One year ageing in French oak barrels from 1 to 4 years old (only 10% of new barrels).
A powerful and fine wine. Mature nose with mild tobacco and morelloflavours. In mouth,rich attack of ripe fruits, livened up by little fresh fruits liqueur (blackcurrant/raspberry ) aromas. The melting oak tannins come all along with the wine in mouth. Fresh, complex (garrigue, coffee-roasting) and with a very long finish.
Great wine with a nice ageing potential. To drink at 17°C with duck breast, roasted shoulder of lamb or stewed game. To put in decanter 3 hours before tasting.