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60% Merlot (on schist 45 km to S-W of domaine, near the start of the Cévennes mountains), 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (clay-limestone S of Ardèche), 10% Grenache (clay-limestone S of Ardèche), Merlot & Grenache 8-9 day macération carbonique vinification, Cabernet Sauvignon destemmed by hand, 14-15 day vinification, 3-4 pumping overs, steel vat raised 5 months, unfined, unfiltered, zero added SO2, 3,500 b

2018 ()

dark red; the nose is smoky, has liqueur style depth, is on black berries, a firm affair. The palate has a tinny note, but there is some gras lying inside, the flavour very much on blackcurrant coulis. The exit is keen, fresh, mineral. It’s a bit uneven, with Volatile on the premises. To late 2020 Feb 2019