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40-60% Grenache (1980s-early 1990s), 30% Syrah (late 1990s), 10-30% Carignan (late 1980s) from south-facing clay-limestone slopes, machine harvested, destemmed, light crush, 3 week concrete vat vinification at up to 28°C, a few pumping overs with air injected to round the tannins, part vat emptying/refilling, steel vat raised 7 months (before mid-2010s was concrete & fibre glass vat raised 12 months), unfined, lightly filtered, organic wine, 40-50,000 b

2015 ()

shiny dark red robe. The nose is wide, and gives a brewed air of dark berry fruits, prune and raspberry, with thyme from the hinterlands. The palate presents a good display of dark red berry fruit with a spring in its step. It is lightly spiced, and the tannins fit in well, adding to its late depth. Wholesome drinking, good with spaghetti Bolognese. 14°. 50,000 b. €3.10. 60% Gren, 30% Syr, 10% Cari. To 2019 June 2016


red robe of some depth. Open, sunny, blackberry lead air with a rather primal grounding in it, a spiky top edge. The palate bears well-presented dark red berry fruit, its gras is agreeable and it has the body for grills, country foods. Gourmand style of wine. 14.5°. 50,000 b. €3 export. 40% Gren, 30% Syr, 30% Cari. To 2017  Oct 2013


magenta and quite a full red; herbal, touch baked aroma that has a pretty layer of red jam in it and a peppery top. The palate gives less content than expected – it lacks a little gras to keep it rolling calmly and ends rather curled up. Drink now to 2010. Feb 2009