Made from parcels of old vines (60-90 years in age) planted in terroirs of great personality and complexity. Grapes picked when fully ripe and meticulously hand-sorted for extra concentration. Very low yield: 15-20 hl/hectare. These old vines were planted in a mix of varieties: the symphony of 13 varieties is thus in evidence, but with a majority of Grenache. This wine spends a long time in vats, and is matured in the most traditional ways: no filtration, 18 months' ageing in oak casks, fined with fresh egg whites, bottled and left to rest in our cellars.
International Wine CellarRating: 88(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-02
Wine AdvocateRating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 131 on Oct-00
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator