100% Grenache noir from clay with plenty of limestone soils on South-SouthWest facing slopes, destemmed, 30 day vinification with 2-3 daily cap punchings, at 90 gm/litre of residual sugar “mutage” or addition of alcohol at 96% is done, then a 10 day maceration follows, with ageing in used 228-litre oak casks 3 years, unfiltered, 2,700–3,000 b of 50 cl
2012 No Rating
4 casks, or about 1,800 50 cl bottles, being produced.
2011 No Rating
2010 No Rating
muddy plum red colour, legs down the glass. Has a treacle, deep black raisin, incredibly grapey aroma that is a delight, and mixes in prune, cinnamon, nutmeg – great for Christmas time or winter, fireside drinking. The palate is fresh, saline and picks up well from the nose, the freshness striking. It is very good with Valrhona chocolate, that brings in a floral, rose scenting. It offers a bundle of variety on the nose, and a flavour of Cumberland Sauce, treacle, fig, tawny Port. It contains its alcohol on the finish. A wine of excellent and strong character, a genuine wine. Also good with Stilton blue cheese. “It is a wine that goes well with Roquefort cheese, chocolate tart, a dark chocolate mousse with sugared olives, strawberries and honey cake. Some of these wines can live for 30 years,” Robert Charavin. 17°. 2028-31 Dec 2012