(2009 Vintage) Soil type Round pebbles and red clay. Grape variety 70 % Vieux Grenache 15 % Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 5% others. Average age of vines 45 years. Winemaking Traditional winemaking with temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 3 weeks maceration in tanks. Ageing 2 years in oak foudres.
International Wine CellarMedium red. Aromas of leather, smoke, red cherry and gibier. Vinous and moderately ripe, but with sneaky vinosity and nicely delineated flavors. Notes of pepper and leather. Finishes with firm tannins and good freshness and grip. A juicy, food-friendly wine.
Wine AdvocateRating: (88-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 113 on Oct-97
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00