The substance that combines length and depth
The vineyard is situated on the terroir of La Terre d’Argence that lies between the Rhône and Camargue. It has had a Provençal heritage for one thousand years: it was a part of the diocese of Arles from the 11th to the 19th century. Its name is linked to the silvery flashes of the leaves of the alder and olive trees, fluttering in the Mistral wind, as well as to the richness of the wine.
It is a successful combination of the Rhône varieties and the terroir that allows a perfect balance for the maturation of the grape.
Terre d’Argence Rouge expresses the balance between substance and length. The structure, which is very present but harmonious, highlights the natural elegance of our Syrah. The fruit, the rich aromas and the depth of the wine are all pushed to the fore.
AOP Costières de Nîmes
The selection of old Syrah complemented by Grenache
With a touch of Mourvèdre or Carignan -Depending on the vintage-.
Ageing the wine between 18 and 24 months principally takes place in vats in order to preserve all the aromas of the fruit and the mark of the terroir.
Its low yield (35 -40 hectolitre per hectare) gives the wine its remarkable concentration.
One third of the wine goes into the cask, to age the most structured clos.
Estate certified in Organic Agriculture since the 2015 vintage.
Deep, a sign of elegance and character.
Intense, very ripe black berries, heightened by a spicy fruitiness and notes of incense.
Very dense and delicate on the palate, reminiscent of plum, blackcurrant, and garrigue (sage and juniper). The tannins are delicate and velvety.
Game meat (hare or boar stew), lamb with thyme, daube, vine-grower’s rib steak.
Decant for 1 to 2 hours.
May be enjoyed now, and it ages with elegance over 5-7 years.
2013 WINE ADVOCATE
« Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by abundant dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and peppery herb-like aromas and flavors. These flow to a medium-bodied, balanced and beautifully textured 2013 that has tons of charm, sweet tannin and a great finish. […] It’s a steal. »
Graded : 90/100
2012 WINE SPECTATOR
« Dark, juicy and mouthfilling, with warm spice bread, espresso, mulled plum and fig fruit flavors and aromas all woven together and backed by a smoldering juniper hint on the finish. Has range and personality. »
Graded : 90/100
2012 Bettane & Desseauve 2017
Graded : 14.5/20