Deep purple, almost opaque in colour with an expressive nose of black fruits, pepper, cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones.
Low yielding vines
Hand graded selection
Traditional vinification with 2 weeks post-fermentation maceration
“…pure, elegant effort that has terrifc purity of fruit, no hard edges, and a clean, focused finish. Count me as a fan, (…) rock solid bottle of wine …” Jeb DUNNUCK, The Wine Advocate Robert Parker 2015, Rating 91 Pts, Chemin de Moscou 2012
“Neat, complex nose – serious ! Concentration of fruit too.” 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
Awarded Winner’s Trophy for the Syrah Blend in the Top 100 IGP France, announced at the 2011 London International Wine Fair
Trophy for Best French IGP and Gold Medal in the International Wine Challenge 2011
‘Mouthfilling. Rich and round. Polished. Very fine. Savoury’ – Jancis Robinson 17/20
‘Packed with dark fruit, spices and some meaty notes, good structure, balanced and rich body, good length’ – Andreas Larsson
Syrah : La Livinière, Latour de France, Calce, St Martin de Fenouillèdes & Brugairolles
Grenache : Tautavel & La Livinière
Cinsault : La Livinière
21 months in French Oak: A third of the Syrah in New Oak for 9 months. Grenache and Cinsault in 2nd and 3rd fill for 9 months then blending of the best barrels of each variety followed by a further 12 months maturation of the final blend in the same barrels.