Gravelly-clay plots with high stony content on the south facing slopes of Mont Ventoux. Late ripening areas with a high day/night thermal amplitude and an average yield of 28hl/ha.
90 % Grenache noir
10 % Syrah
Late harvest, in mid October
Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature. Long vatting time, between 20 and 30 days. Soft extractions. Free-run juice only.
Wine built on power and finesse. Mature nose with aromas of blond tobacco and morello cherry. Rich in the mouth, with notes of ripe fruits, carried by aromas of fresh berry liqueur (blackcurrant/raspberry). The tannins of the wood are melted and accompany the wine in mouth. The finish is very long, fresh and complex (garrigue, torrefaction).
Superb wine with a nice ageing potential. To be enjoyed at 17°C with duck breast, baked lamb shoulder or game stew. Best to decant 3 hours in advance.