60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10 % Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
The Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOC was established in 1977. It comprises no more than 3000 ha of very steep hillsides with schist, granite and limestone soils. Our vines are located around the village of Maury, at the foot of a cliff dominated by the Chateau de Quéribus (Cathar castle) on soils resulting from the erosion of the
Attractive red cherry colour. Concentrated nose of red fruits, fresh fig and herbs of the 'garrigue' and black pepper. In the background one can taste some smokiness
and notes of liquorice. The attack is silky and very rounded. Good structure with liquorice flavoured tannins. Good characteritic aromatics and jammy notes.
Despite the dry winter, vines in the south of France benefitted from some rainfall
during the spring and summer, which made for a balanced vegetative cycle. Summer
temperatures were lower than the seasonal average, which slowed the maturing cycle and resulted in later harvests, producing more subtle and more complex grapes. On the 8th September, a full moon phase and plenty of sunshine brought three weeks of beautiful fine weather. And like everyone else, we were therefore pleasantly surprised by the splendid month of September, which made up for any delay in maturity. On Monday 22nd September, Syrah and Carignan grapes in our earliest plots were harvested, as well as a first quality of Grenache Noir grapes (grown on the plots in Maury we acquired during the summer).
Blanquette of veal, lamb and mint kofta, chilli con carne
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