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50% Syrah, 30-40% Grenache, 10-20% Mourvèdre from stony red soils, with limestone at Roquemaure, destemmed, crushed, 25-28 day steel vat vinification at 26°C, part vat emptying/refillings until 1030 specific gravity, daily pumping overs, underground vat raised 12 months, unfined, filtered, “drink with Provençal casserole, red meats, stews”, 50,000 b

2016

medium depth red robe. Has a notably smoky, brambleberry aroma, pine resin notes; it’s free and easy, not especially deep, shows raspberry also. The palate is also medium weight, has an aromatic side to its plum fruit, holds mild tannins and a nudge of tar on the finish. It might have been more interesting harvested a day or two later – more depth. As it is, it offers straightforward, slightly escapist drinking. 13.5°. 2024-25 Oct 2018