Shallow granitic sand. Average temperature: Summer 19°C - Winter 5°C. Annual rainfall: 430 mm (National average: 770mm). Sunshine: 2 350 hours/year = 195 days (National average: 1,973 hours). Wind: The Mistral (extremely cold wind from the North) 100+ days/year Exposure: South-East – Extremely steep slopes. Altitude: 250-350 meters
100% hand harvest with thorough sorting of the grapes. Vinification: The grapes are destemmed. Traditional long fermentation, then the wine ages around 10 months in French oak casks (20% new).
Colour: Deep garnet. Nose: Very powerful. Intense aromas rich in black fruit delicately spiced with violet and chocolate. Bottle ageing brings notes of leather, undergrowth and liquorice. Palate: Strong tannic backbone that shows the ageing potential of this wine. Complex and fleshy, it subtly reveals all the potential of Syrah.
Best served around 16-18°C.
Can keep 15 to 20 years.