Tasting notes : Deep purple red, aromatic expressions of mixed cooked red fruits. On the palate it is its finesse and length that is remarked, the tanins are subtle and silky.
Grapes : Syrah 90%, Mourvèdre 10%
Vinification and ageing : Aged completely in new Bordelaise wood barrels. The wood has dried for 36 months allowing tannins to soften. Manual grape stomping once or twice a day for 3 to 5 weeks depending on the vintage. Following the maceration of the raisins and the marc, wine and marc are separated, barrels are shut and during the ageing it is tonnaged over a period of 18 months.
Good with : Veal, pistachio sauce and fresh vegetables
Drinking Temperature : Between 16°C & 18°C
Appellation : Côtes de Provence, Cru Classé since 1955
Geographical zone : Bormes les Mimosas, facing the Iles d’Or
Vineyard size : 42 hectares
Size : Cordon de Royat
Average age of the vines : 30 years
Soil : Shaly Silicate
Density : 4000 vines/hectare
Harvesting : Manual and Mechanical