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32-69% Grenache, 20-38% Syrah, 5-15% Cinsault, 4-7% Muscardin, 1-7% Counoise, 1% Mourvèdre, 0-1% Vaccarèse, destemmed, 4 week vinification at 28°-30°C, pumping overs, cap punching, aged 90% steel vat, 10% large oak barrels 18 months, first wine 2016

2018

(concrete vat/casks, bottling late 2020) full red colour; the nose carries sweetness, show prune, cooked blackberry airs, a note of sweet herbs and a hint of musky flowers. The palate commences with that sweet inclination, is a gourmand affair, easy to like, has a strawberry jam flavour, with a small increase in intensity towards the persistent finish. It shows natural Grenache virtues, isn’t one of the neo, streamlined brigade, is well suggestive of its place. 14.5°. 38% Syr, 32% Gren, 15% Cins, 7% Counoise, 7% Muscardin, 1% Vaccarèse. €28. From 2022-23, decanting useful. 2041-43 Oct 2019

2016 ()

fine red robe; the nose combines fried herbs, spice, with cosy Grenache red fruits, plum, some strawberry. The palate goes for a soft texture, a mild expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape – an easy welcome before an increase in fuel and depth. Its tannins are well melded within. The finish is the most obvious Châteauneuf moment, as some local intensity comes along. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, doesn’t really sing as a unity. 14.5°. From 2022. 2040-42 March 2019