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95% Syrah (taken from massale N Rhone cuttings), 5% Marselan (vines 2006) from cool grey sandy, alluvial soils on Les Chenes on Les Grès at Orange, wild yeasts, destemmed, crushed, 2 week vat vinification, pumping overs, steel vat raised 4 months, unfined, filtered, zero added SO2 wine, “Marselan helps the structure, tannins”, a lot sold in N France, L.126 refers to the official plot number on the map, first wine 2016, 1,200-2,700 b

2018

black-mauve robe. There’s attractive clear fruit with a hint of reduction on the nose, blackberry with a stylish neat centre, blueberry also. The palate holds good grain, live fruit, an appealing issue of black cherry fruit, the fruit cool and pure. It has verve, and there’s a touch of control from the Marselan on the close, that vegetal touch helpful. This is very precise, enjoyable, w.o.w. wine, great for the restaurant trade. 13.5°. “It can show once open for three to four days,” Philippe Bravay. 13.5°. 1,200 b. €9. To 2022 Oct 2019