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The Wines

60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Carignan from clay-limestone, galet stone soils on the plateau at Lirac, machine harvested, destemmed, 25-30 day vinification at a low 18-21°C, pumping overs, micro oxygen used, part bat emptying/refilling, aged 90% 50 hl concrete & steel vat, 10% 4-6 year 600-litre oak casks 6-8 months, unfined, filtered, 6,700 b

2011 ()

medium red robe. Raspberry, gentle air with some licorice contributing extra depth. The palate offers attractive, forward fruit,  on the instant. It is nicely drinkable, all easy going and pretty clear, is w.o.w. “The tannins are mild since there is not a high Syrah content, and the wine is fermented at low temperature, with the use of Cinsault so we get an early drinking wine, can be drunk on its own,” Benoît Duclaux. 14°. To 2015.  May 2013