Carignan, Grenache and Syrah are hand-picked and vinified in whole bunches for the Carignan (old vines of over 30 years old), destemmed for the Grenache and the Syrah. Cold pre-fermentation maceration. Ageing: six months in tank and six to twelve months in oak barrels then matured in bottle in a temperature controlled cellar.
Lovely garnet red color with flashes of dark orange. The oak characters are perceptible on the nose, with aromas of spice and wild herbs. The attack is lively with liquorice notes and firm but elegant tannins and a fine harmony between fruity and oaky notes.
Food and wine pairing: beef tournedos with morels, tomato curry, roasted vegetables and hummus, apple-caramel crumble.
Decant 3 hours before serving
The vineyards of Roussillon are exposed to demanding weather. This is the ultimate Mediterranean climate with its hot summers, its mild autumns and winters and its rainfall concentrated in autumn and spring.
Every other day, the region is buffeted primarily by the Tramontane, a dry northerly wind which promotes outstandingly healthy fruit and reduces the need for plant protection products.
The soils are marked by the uplift of the Pyrenees which has shaped the landform and given rise to myriad vineyard sites with distinctive characteristics. The diversity here is unparalleled.