Recently acquired by Domaine Pierre Amadieu, these hand crafted wines are sourced from old vines and low yields (in some cases as low as 18 hectolitres per hectare, half the average yield in the Rhône). Grapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed before fermentation with local yeasts in large cement vats, without pumping over or racking. The wines are fermented in old oak Burgundy barrels (‘pieces’). The reds are not fined or filtered.
Made with 70% Grenache from vines over 100 years old. Intense prune and cherry fruit with earthy aromas balanced by herbal notes, the palate has licquorice, spice and powerful tannins, which are now ageing well.
Click below to hear more about the wine, direct from Commercial Director Henri-Claude Amadieu: