A powerful, intense and fruity nose with notes of crushed raspberry, morello cherry, and blackcurrant. Vibrant on the palate, showing note of crunchy red fruit with elegant fine grained tannins.
The Terroir is composed of altered granite soils of the Northern Ardèche and sedimentary sandy loam soils from the north of the Drôme river.
The 2021 vintage was exceptionally challenging and unrelenting for winegrowers as they battled late frosts, a wet spring and an unpredictable summer. Their diligence and expertise in the vineyards helped to deliver a successful, if atypical, vintage that Michel Chapoutier celebrates as 'a chance for the soil to express itself'. 2021 yielded wines that are a throwback to yesteryear. An 'old fashioned' vintage, characterised by remarkable finesse and elegance with balanced alcohol, fresh acidity and firm structure.
Vinification is carried out in concrete vats with temperature regulation to preserve the varietal aromas. Maceration lasts 3 weeks with gentle extraction. Matured for 5-8 months on the fine lees in a stainless steel vat.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses