Soils: Clayey limestone (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache), Sandstone (Syrah) and Schist (Grenache) Grape varieties: Mourvèdre: 29 %, Syrah: 44 %, Grenache: 16 %, Carignan: 11 % Harvest: By hand, in crates, with sorting Harvest start date: 11 September 2001 Vinification: Traditional, with 4 to 6 weeks' fermentation time. Malolactic fermentation in the barrel Maturing: In the barrel on fine lees Treatment of the wine: Not fined, not filtered Alcoholic strength: 14 % vol. Packaging: 75 cl Bordeaux bottles
Tasting suggestions: This wine should be laid down and will reach its full expression between 5 and 15 years, but its rounded structure means that it can be enjoyed younger, but should be decanted beforehand. It should be served at between 17 and 19 °C and, considering its strength, will go beautifully with all kinds of dishes, particularly meats in sauce, such as game (hare, deer, etc...).