100% Mondeuse grown organically on limestone and ferrous clay soils. The hand harvested grapes are de-stemmed and fermented using indigenous yeast in concrete. Fermentation is long, slow and gentle so as to not over-extract this naturally dark skinned variety. Aged for 11 months in used French oak prior to bottling without filtration.
The opaque color is reflected in the aroma: blackberry, boysenberry, violet, pepper and a touch of eucalyptus. The palate is at once dense and lithe, awash in more sappy, dark berry fruit with slight herbal undetones that lead to a long, concentrated finish accented by a touch of cacao nib. A stunningly beautiful wine.