Attractive nose of blue and black berries, slightly floral and smoky. Fruit (blueberry) and spiciness (garrigues) predominate in the mouth, with a salty hint. The Grenache gives the wine a pleasant roundness, it’s juicy and vital. The Syrah provides striking tannins at this stage and gives the wine its structure. Also provides a pleasant tension and directness. The aftertaste is quite long and offers energy-rich material.
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah from clay-limestone soils at 250-300 meters, destemmed, 4 week vinification, part vat emptying/refilling, pumping overs, Grenache concrete vat raised, Syrah aged 80% concrete vat, 20% 1-2 year old 225-litre oak casks 10-12 months, unfined, filtered, 15-45,000 b
Pairings: stewed beef, braised lamb, grilled chicken, soft cheeses. bacon wrapped dates, crispy potatoes