Age of the vines: 40 years Yield: 28 hl/ha Deep stony soils consisting mainly of rolled quartz and sandy red clay.
00% hand harvest with thorough sorting upon arrival at the winery. Destemming of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats with regular “pigeage” (punching down). Malolactic fermentation. Ageing in vats and barrels during 12 months (no new oak).
Colour: Deep bright purple. Nose: Some delicious notes of black fruit, jammy, cherry, kirsch and liquorice, then spice and pepper dominate. Palate: Ample and generous, with some dense and velvety tannins. Fruit-driven and supple, this wine is a very good start for those who are not familiar with Châteauneuf du Pape wines.
Best served at 17-18°C.
Generous and easily approachable, ready to drink but can keep 8 to 10 years.