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70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre from stony grey clay-marl soils, destemmed, crushed, 3-4 week concrete vat vinification, daily pumping overs, part vat emptying/refilling, 85-100% concrete vat, 0-15% used 228-litre & 500-litre oak cask raised 8-12 months, unfined, filtered, 30,000 b

2017 ()

(vat) dark red colour; the bouquet carries a deep raspberry aroma, has an oily presence, hints of black olives, the south. The palate is robust, well charged, delivers a really good glass of typical Rasteau, with a vibrant heartbeat. The flavour centres on black cherries, and the smoky tannins are ripe, bringing an extra couch to the finish. Much promise here, is an STGT Rasteau. 14°. 70% Gren, 25% Syr, 5% Mourv. From late-2020. 2034-36 Mar 2019

2015

(vat) dark red. There is a soft air of blackberry and a small note of licorice. The palate is supple, easy, drinks OK now. Rather low ambition Rasteau. The fruits and texture are mild, easy going. 14°. 30,000 b. From spring 2017. 2020-21 May 2016 

2014 ()

red robe. Raspberry fruit leads a neat bouquet, with salty tang. The palate holds sweet-toned red berry fruit with a little clasp of menthol tannin on the finish. It is bright as it ends. Attractive Rasteau, with terroir in its make-up. On the go now. 14°. 30,000 b. 70% Gren, 25% Syr, 5% Mourv. €3.80 export is very fair. 100% concrete vat raised. 2020-21 May 2016