Grenache & Syrah
The Syrahs are planted on loess, a deep, well-draining soil providing a constant supply of water, without excess, throughout the vine’s vegetative cycle.
The Grenaches are planted on sandy-gravel deposits, a soil with low spontaneous fertility helping create well-concentrated grapes.
The grapes are picked at phenolic maturity and harvested by machine, early in the morning.
After de-stemming, the grapes are vinified in concrete tanks for four weeks.
At the start of fermentation, we carry out two rack and return operations, followed by staggered pumping over operations each day, to gently extract the aromatic substances, anthocyanins and tannins. The temperature of the alcoholic fermentation is checked and regulated.
At the very end of the alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is allowed to rise to around 30C to help the polymerization of the tannins.
6 months in concrete tanks.
Colour: bright, deep ruby.
Nose: forthright, fruity and subtly spicy.
Palate: Delicious and fruity (blackberry) supported by a touch of liquorice. Full and generous,the finesse of the tannins accompanied by notes of undergrowth. This wine is a lovely expression of its terroir.