100% Grenache from 70-year old vines from sandy granite soils in Argelès-Sur-Mer. 21 days carbonic maceration, pressed, then aged in old 500L and 600L barrels for 9 months. Bottled by gravity.
Extremely expressive and complex nose – this wine is so lifted – wild herbs, wild berries and violets jump out of the glass. Later on, you notice saucisson and cured meats. The palate is fresh and juicy, with berry and liquorice notes, followed by that granite minerality. What a wine!
Stéphane mainly grows Grenache (noir, gris and blanc), some of the vines being 70 years old. He also grows Macabeu, Syrah and Carignan – some of the Carignan vines are up to 120 years old! The soil types also vary, and this is one of the key factors that can be identified in the wines – the terroir speaks to you. The majority of his wines go through carbonic maceration, which gives them a freshness and vibrancy often not found in wines from this region. – Ryan Larkin