(From 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.
This wine is a fine, deep, dark-red color in the glass. On the nose it is spicy, with soft, ripe fruit aromas. On the palate there are is round tannins, complexity and power. A rich, full-bodied, smooth wine, with touches of ripe plums, stone fruit and soft fruit. This is a rich wine, with all in harmony and balance. Cellaring: Can be laid down for approximately 15 years. Suggestions for serving: Red meat, game birds and cheese A blend of 50% Old Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and others from at l...
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 133 on Feb-01
Robert ParkerRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 145
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/03