Color - Intense purple
Bouquet - Seductive aromas of red fruits, coriander and bay leaf
Taste - This is a fresh and silky wine, with notes of licorice and spice on the palate
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Intense black pepper mixed with blue and red berries offer classic aromas. Minerally and fresh on the palate with bright red fruits and lingering black pepper and cinnamon spice. A focused structure keeps the palate clean and dry (Jul 2015)
Vinous 88 points - Brilliant ruby. Spicy cherry and dark berries on the perfumed nose. Supple and broad but lively as well, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that pick up a peppery nuance with air. Closes spicy and taut, with lingering blackberry and bitter cherry qualities and gentle tannins.
Grapes are picked from Ancient terraced 25-year old vineyards comprised of gravel on a bed of sandy clay in the area of Cairanne and Gigondas in the Southern Rhone. All work in the vineyards is done manually and without the use of pesticides or irrigation, respecting the local environment.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are harvested manually, then de-stemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks where the wine is refined for 10 months before bottling.
|60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mouvedre
|A food-friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.