The Val de Dieu, a small valley that gave its name to the estate, represents the core of this cuvée resulting from the blending of the 3 main grape varieties of the estate.
Grape variety: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre.
Terroir: This cuvée is an assemblage of our most beautiful plots of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre on river stones and red sandstone from the Comtat Venaissin.
Harvest: After waiting for the optimum ripeness, the grapes were harvested manually on September 25th,30th and October 1st 2015.
Vinification: The grapes are 100% destemmed and crushed and then transfered in a concrete tank. The temperature is maintained at around 25 ° C. during the alcoholic fermentation. The maceration lasted about 30 days during which, pump-over and rack and return are made daily according to the tastings of our oenologist Philippe CAMBIE.
Aging: Syrahs and Mourvèdres are aged for 18 months in new oak barrels, Grenache in used half-muids (600l).
Tasting: A dark dress with purple reflections. A complex nose with notes of crème de cassis, grilled spices and incense. A powerful mouth with silky tannins, all in balance. Potential of aging: 20 years and over.
Food and wine pairing: Serve at 16 ° C, on a Camargue bull stew, or a lamb.
Press: Robert Parker: 96, Jancis Robinson: 17.5