A rare, 100% Grenache Châteauneuf du Pape, organically grown on sand laden with large, round glacial stones (galets roulés). The 80+ year-old vines are hand harvested and the grapes fermented using whole bunches with native yeasts in concrete tanks. The wine is then racked into massive 600L oak barrels for 18 months aging before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only 1900 bottles produced.
The exuberant nose gushes with aromas of plum, black cherry, crushed raspberry, creme de cassis, violet and dried Mediterranean herbs. The palate is lush, supple and coats the mouth with the black and red fruits found on the nose, yet drives the wine deeper with concentrated mineral notes, exotic spice and a bolt of citrus freshness. This wine certainly has the capacity to age, but I recommend drinking it now, with abandon.