This wine originating from a Domaine vineyard in Serignan-du-Comtat, north of Orange and Avignon. The 30+ year old vineyard combines all the traditional grape varietals for the Southern Rhône Valley: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. The vines are planted in different types of soil with calcareous sandstones with very little clay that are well sited on gently undulating slopes producing high quality grapes that turn into fleshy and balanced wines.

The grapes are manually harvested immediately whent he grapes hit maturity with the grapes sorted on tables. Co-fermentation of the 3 vines occurs in vats for a long maceration, about 3 weeks. The extraction is done by soft methods in order to respect the fruit and tannic quality. Aged in stainless steel vats on fine lees for 9 months until bottling.

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2019 vintage
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2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 vintage experienced a little bit of everything with a rainy then hot then dry year. The initially rains were the heaviest seen in several decades, but the high summer temperatures helped regulate everything and resulted in excellent quality grapes. This vintage has silky round tannins with a velvety finish and low acidity levels.
Tasting Note
In appearance, this blend has a dark, profound color. On the nose it delivers waves of clean red berry fruit flavors along with some perfumed notes and sweet spices. The finish is very delicate and balanced. Overall, this is a medium to full-bodied wine with a very silky texture.
Food Pairing
Enjoy with vegetable dishes , grilled red meats and pasta bolognese.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Mouvèdre
APPELLATION: Côtes du Rhône AOC
PH: 3.72
ACIDITY: 4.5 g/l
ABV: 14.74%
AGING: Co-fermentation of the 3 varietals over a 3 week maceration period. Final blend is aged in stainless steel on fine lees for 9 months before bottling.
Unique Selling Points
  • Average vine age – 40+ years
  • Hand picked at perfect maturity
  • Different types of soil with calcareous rocks provide high quality natural filtration
  • Extraction done softly to bring out the brightness of the fruit and tannic qualities

About the Grape

Grenache
Grenache is loaded with dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice, with a palate-coating texture and high alcohol.
Mourvèdre
Mourvèdre makes big, meaty, rustic wines high in alcohol, acidity and tannin, with moderate black fruit characters. Shows aromas and flavors of wild Provençal herbs, leather, mushrooms and barnyard.
Syrah
Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
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