Dominant aromas of red and black fruits enhanced by a touch of oak from the barrel-aged Syrah and a touch of leather and earth complement the harmonious tannins rounding out an elegant and long finish.
Pair with: Cheese fondue, hearty beef stroganoff, roasted turkey, grilled red meat, ratatouille, and dishes with red wine sauces.
70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5%, Mourvèdre
The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from a number of long term growers and a variety of different terroirs, each with its own characteristics. Vineyards planted on deficient and filtering gravel beds produce concentrated wine; clay soils contribute a rich aromatic quality; and chalky limestone soils bring structure and a long finish to the blend. The vines, younger than those of the cuvée "Les Cailloux", allow this wine to be enjoyed while it is young. The oak-aged Syrah in the blend, however, gives the wine structure and body, and cellaring for 3-5 years will allow the wine to express its full structure and complexity.