Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan) and Schist (Grenache, Syrah)
Grape varieties: Grenache: 35 %, Carignan: 32 %, Syrah: 18 %, Mourvèdre: 15 %
Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting
Harvest start date: 10 September
Vinification: Traditional, with 4 to 6 weeks' fermentation time.
Maturing: Concrete tanks, and barrels (for syrah and mourvèdre) on the lees.
Treatment of the wine: Not fined, not filtered
Alcoholic strength: 14 % vol.
Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles and Magnums (1.5 l)
A sensation of softness on the nose, with a harmonious mix of aromas, including cherry, tobacco, thyme, fig, vanilla and a hint of smoke.
Very smooth on the palate, with the emphasis on the fruit. A delightfully long, fresh finish.
Although this Classic 2009 is very pleasant now, its typical “garrigue” aromas will be further revealed with time. An ideal accompaniment for many types of food, apart from very strongly-flavoured dishes, for which the Grand Vin will be more suitable.