This Côtes du Rhône comes from the northern area of the southern Rhône. It is made from a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache grapes, grown on vines that were planted more than 30 years ago. The soils are comprised of clay and silt deposited by the valley’s strong winds. In autumn, the grapes are harvested by hand and fermented by combining destemmed berries with whole bunches of fruit. This method of semi-carbonic maceration results in a wine with expressive berry fruit avors and a fresh, but smooth texture.
Crimson red in color with inviting aromas of black cherries and raspberries mixed in with gentler avors of dried herbs and anise. Sipping the wine reveals layers of mouth- lling dark fruit and spice with a punch of freshness that transforms in a cool, peppery nish.