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40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10% Carignan (vines late 1990s) half from clay-limestone with galet stones, half from clay-limestone with chipped limestone stones, destemmed, cool maceration 12-24 hours at 12°C, fermentation at 18°C, steel vat raised 4 months, fined, filtered, “drink with turkey cooked in spices, sauté of lamb à la Provençale, salmon with aniseed sauce, Asiatic cuisine”, wine for one large client in France, 50,000 b

2017 ()

red, clear-hued robe. There’s nicely stylish fruit across the nose, red cherry and strawberry in a pleasing mix, an undertone of iodine that brings a little cut. It’s a bouquet with intricacy, fine detail. The palate runs serenely, all through, is smooth, silken, has the continuity of good wine. The flavours centres on cherry, mulberry, and it has good frame, polish, will be great with refined dishes. The link nose to palate is very close. Low-key but trim freshness runs along its path, and it has a refined, textured aftertaste, is long. 14°. To 2021 Sept 2018