Grape Varietals: Grenache, Syrah.
The "terroir" of our Massif d'Uchaux is composed of siliceous sandstone and calcareeous sandstone dating from the Late Cretaceous period at the end of the secondary era. The major characteristics of this "terroir" are a pebbly, clayey-sand soils facilitating good deep roting and allowing a balanced hydration of the plant combined with a surface texture of the soils possessing a heightened heat capacity linked to a significant stoniness.The South- South East exposure contribute to the limited production of the vines with a slow and regular maturation. This is the promise for an optimisation of the concentration and maturation of the grape.
After a first selection of the grapes at the harvesting point by the harvester, a second selection is made by our own personnal upon putting the grapes in the fermenting vats. The harvest is received by gravity, de-stemming. And fermentation in thermo-regulated open vats for 10 days with punching of the cap twice daily. Then blending of the free-run juice and press-juice. Partial wood ageing in oak casks for 18 months.
Nice fresh aromas, complexity of blak berries (blackcurrant, bramble, roundness in the mouth of spicy and ripe fruit, prettty soft silky tanins. Very long finish, this is a wine to be kept for a while.