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50% Grenache, 20% Clairette blanche & rose, 20% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, Carignan, from a 2 hectare plot on the slope of Vallongue, clay starts to mix with sand below, some galet stones, mainly fermented by bleeding off the skins (saignée) at 18°C, a little vinified by direct pressing, steel vat raised 5 months, unfined, filtered, 7,000 b


some red tints in the robe; there is a nice salty touch in the nose, mixing redcurrant and herbs. The palate is elegant, reserved, has a safely established gras that sits comfortably. Smooth on the finish, no noted tannins there. To 2016. “It is more subtle than the Dame Rousse,” Chr. Delorme. Feb 2012