Wine Label Notes
Scarce in quantity due to drought and frost, but remarkable in intensity while still maintaining balance through terrific tannins. It is based on the red fruit, earth and mocha of Mourvedre (40%), wihile Syrah (28%) provides black fruit and mineral and Grenache (27%) brings rich mouthfeel, glyscerin and a refreshing acidity. 6% Counoise adds vibrancy and brambly fruit. The wine was blended in August 2010, aged in foudre and bottled in July 2011. 3100 cases produced.
A deep, spicy nose of crushed rock, tobacco and dark fruit (particularly currants). The palate shows great balance between savory and sweet notes, with milk chocolate, herbes de provence, an iron-like mineral note and massive structure that, combined with the power of the ripe but substantial tannins suggest that it will benefit from short- to mid-term cellaring, and drink well for two decades or more. (8/11)