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The Wines

55-70% Grenache, 14% Carignan, 9% Cinsault, 7-35% Syrah (av age all vines 60 yrs), 0-10% Mourvèdre from alluvial soils, lime and stones on Les Granges, Les Travers, La Meyeau, Les Sablières,Les Beauchières, La Béraude (W), Benoite, Cros de Romet, last three beside the River Aigues, filtering soils, semi destemmed, 8-10 day vinification - 65% semi carbonic maceration, 35% traditional fermentation, aged concrete vat 6-12 months, unfined, unfiltered

2017 No Rating

NOT PRODUCED: NOT ENOUGH WINE, REPLACED BY THE LES BUISSERONS CÔTES DU RHÔNE RED

2016

medium red colour, very Grenache (it’s 55%). Has a clear, very immediate red-fruited, strawberry aroma which is juvenile and becoming. The palate holds jolly fruit, drinks clearly, has some freshness, and a burst of that towards the finish. This is a primeur, early style wine, good for the restaurant trade. It takes on some dark tannin, more mass, on the close. 15°. 55% Gren, 35% Syr, 10% Mourv. To 2021 Oct 2017

2008

pale, mild red robe; there is a clear tang in the bouquet, which is not very deep – it shows summery strawberry fruit, summer airs, a skim of licorice. Has a soft, careful red fruit debut, is pretty supple at mid-palate, before a scented close, a gather of tannins. Attractive, refined, good Grenache here. 14°. To 2102. Nov 2009

2004 ()

sweet n`easy nose, flowers and red fruit. The palate shows an uncomfortable spritz, is almost a perlant wine. The fruit skips along, is a quaffer more than anything else. Early wine with sweetness on the finale. Sept 2005