Layered aromas and ageing
The stone capitelle that stands in our vineyard is the inspiration for this exceptional cuvee.
In the image of this edifice, we hope that our wine finds its place in history; like its walls shaped with precision, we earch for the harmony of a delicate but structured wine.
Our ageing cellar, constructed with the same Beaucaire stone, shelters the barrels underground, under vaulted ceilings that keep them cool and allow them to age in peace.
AOP Costières de Nîmes
Selection of old Syrah vines, complemented by Grenache and Carignan
The most concentrated structure of the grape (with a low yield of 25-30 hectolitres per hectare) justifies a selection followed by a long and particular ageing.
The ageing, which is done in casks for one year and then one year in vats, gives this intensely fruity wine sweet vanilla and grilled aromas at the same time.
No fining or filtration.
With a mature structure, this wine ages well and is characterised by volume and complexity.
Organic agriculture vineyard.
Black and bright, with flashes of violet.
Powerful aromas of black berry compote (crème de cassis), violets, black pepper and mild spices.
Beautifully ample with the scent of the surrounding garrigue, black berries, violet, dark chocolate and liquorice. The harmonious oak mixes with the fruit without dominating it.
Red meat in sauce, game meat, and cheeses with character.
May be enjoyed now, reaching its full maturity in 3 years, and ages even more over 8 to 12 years.
2012 WINE SPECTATOR
Rich, with dark fig, boysenberry and blackberry paste flavors forming the core, backed by bittersweet cocoa, espresso and roasted juniper notes. Shows a polished feel through the finish.
Graded : 90/100
2013 Bettane & Desseauve – Date de parution : Janvier 2017
Graded : 13.5/20
2013 RVF Numéro spécial – Date de parution : Juin 2014
« Nez légèrement réduit qui part sur le cuir. Le fruit est bien présent. La bouche est profonde et soyeuse avec un vrai jus. Elle offre des tanins mûrs et bien patinés. Il y a du volume, du fruit et de la finesse. Equilibré, très réussi. »