Grape Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.
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 for 10 days. Then blending of the free-run juice and press-juice. ageing in tank for 10 months.
The colour is a vivid mauvish red. Complex nose, allowing notes of fresh fruit and liquorice to appear. Spicy, powerful mouth within which one discovers notes of ripe fruit, a fine balance with a touch of minerality bringing length of finish and depth. The tannins are ripe and racy, it's a wine worth laying down which will perfectly accompany small feathered game, country lamb, but also grilled fish.