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The Wines

80% Grenache (1920s-1980s), 20% Syrah (late 1980s) from sandy, clay soils at 200-300 metres, destemmed, pre-fermentation cool maceration, not crushed, 3-4 week vinification, cap punching by foot, daily pumping over, perhaps 1 part vat emptying/refilling, steel vat raised 7 months, fined, filtered, organic wine, slim bottle, “drink with slow cooked (7 hours) lamb, loin of pork or wild boar with sage, poultry, charcuterie, cheese”, 15,000 b

2015 ()

dark red. The nose involves charcoal, tar from oak, grilling, with a firm implant of concentrated black cherry. It is pretty deep. The palate is criss-crossed by streamlined black stone fruits, has close-knit tannins present, leaves an impression of darkness and also subdued power in the glass. It finishes completely. Good, energetic wine. Beef, grills are suited. 14°. 80% Gren, 20% Syr. 15,000 b. €4. To 2021 June 2016

2011 ()

shiny dark red. Nice grain in a slightly reductive bouquet, offers blackberry fruit with lift, an “up” note; black cherry, licorice, hints of black pepper are present. The palate is very drinkable, w.o.w. wine in a nutshell. Its debut is attractively round and active. There are violet, garrigue touches, pine, menthol and black pepper. It runs with fine grain tannins that keep the palate fresh. Very genuine, a max drinkability here. 14.5°. €7.00. To 2016  May 2013