Powerful nose shifting between black fruit and red berries, giving it a lovely freshness, subtly complemented by notes of cocoa. Sumptuous balance between the solar strength of the wine and the finesse of its tannins. It has a great persistency with sweetness which develops gradually.
Terraced vineyards on old mica-schist soil.
The Languedoc Roussillon region bucked the trend this year. Unlike most French wine regions, the Roussillon was spared disastrous weather and extreme temperatures. Production in 2017 was higher than in 2016 and the vintage is of great quality.
The crop is hand-harvested when grapes are very ripe. The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. The maceration is long with an addition of alcohol to favour the extraction of aromas and tannins. The wine is aged for 8 months in vat in a reductive environment. After bottling, and before its release for sale, the wine undergoes another 3 months of ageing.