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100% Syrah, organic crop from Virgit at Chanos-Curson, southern zone, destemmed, cool pre-fermentation maceration at 12-14°C, 3-4 week vinification at up to 28°C, soft pumping overs, then 2 cap punchings, 2 part vat emptying/refillings, aged one-third new, one-third 1-year, one-third 2-year 400-litre oak casks 12-15 months, unfined, filtered, first wine 2018, 11,200 b

2018 ()

(casks) full red; the nose carries sweetness, with an aromatic, floral presence that helps its style. The palate bears smoky red fruits, with a discreet spine running through it, so there’s definition as it goes. It finishes on a grainy, slightly rocky note that aids its lift. It has character. Harvested 17 Sept. From 2022. 2033-35 Nov 2019