The elegance of Grenache
A pure expression of nature.
Grown in a single terroir in the Vallon de l’Oligocène (a small valley named after the epoch it dates from), with low yields, the grapes are vinified carefully over many weeks to give thus cuvée the well-crafted style and elegance of fine Rhône Valley wines.
Noble Grenache Noir is the backbone of all southern Côtes du Rhône reds. In a small plot of vines planted in 1946, fringed by pines that temper the Mistral’s damaging gusts, old vines – head trained and spur pruned – frugally yield a few bunches from soils of marl and clay-rich sand.
The uncrushed grapes are destemmed, and we let their native yeasts go to work.
Light-touch interventions (infusion and short, gentle pumpovers) let the terroir and grapes fully express themselves.
The wine is aged in concrete vats for 18 months, then bottled in our underground aging cellars.
Thoroughbred finesse and elegance, with an outstanding character that will delight enthusiasts. The perfect match for a gorgeous joint of lamb.