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65-68% Grenache, 33-35% Syrah, 0-3% Mourvèdre (before mid-2010s was 98% Grenache, 2% Syrah, both 1970s vines) from Plan de Moye at Vinsobres, destemmed, natural yeasts, 5-6 day vinification at natural temperature eg 22°-23°C, pumping overs (before 2011 was some cap punching after), concrete vat-raised 9-12 months, unfined, filtered, 7-12,000 b


purple brightness in the robe; the nose is reticent, but has scope, is on ink, blood, raspberry, plum fruit, iodine. The palate shows promise, bears good, vibrant plum fruit with a growing tasty surge, dentelle, clear tannins, appealing clarity. It has good vibe, freedom, is clear cut, has measured gras richness within. It has character, is lucid, with the strength of the South inside. We need more Côtes like this. 14.5°. 12,000 b. Bottled one month ago, raised vat 12 months. 2026-27 March 2019

2011 ()

red with one or two black tints. Has a plum, quince fruit air that is nicely clear-cut and tight. Light red jam mixes with mineral notes. The palate starts with fine grain red fruit, has a good, clear feel, a little late grip. Nice and pure, a wine that is not trying to be overdone. It delivers pretty red fruit on the finish, with appealing mineral content in its fruit. This is w.o.w. wine. “I would like it to be ready in its second year, a free drinking, fruited, nice to drink, open bottle that can be drunk without too much reflection. Before 2011 I made it more on depth," Cédric Guillaume-Corbin. 14°. To 2016  Oct 2012

2010 No Rating

NOT PRODUCED - "I didn't like it."


soft nose – measured black fruits aroma with a sprinkle of spice. The palate leads with mature fruit, and has good grip late on – the length is there. An “of the ground or land” wine, one that is natural, not contrived. 14°. To 2010-11. March 2009


nutty, red plum, cherry aroma, rather primary. Black fruit on palate has some tension in it, the finish is dry-toned. Hmm. March 2007