This Syrah is stupidly silky and complex for the price, It gives me everything I want in a Rhone syrah.. Like the Clos Berenguer Priorat I asked the distributor how much they had in the warehouse and bought them out.
Overlooking the marshes of Camargue, our organic vineyards are cooled by Mediterranean breezes. This terroir of Rhône pebbles, atop veins of ancient seabed chalk – gives unique vibrance and minerality to our wines. With its silky texture and bright aromas of fresh fruit, this Syrah will go with a wide array of red meats, stews, and spicy dishes.
Terroir: Rolled pebbles from the Rhône atop red clay rich in iron – AOP Costières de Nîmes – Certified Organic
Varietals: 95% Syrah & 5% Mourvèdre
Vinification: o handpicked harvest with ¼ whole-cluster and ¾ destemmed o temperature controlled (24°C) fermentation with delestages to retain the fruit flavors o ½ of the volume aged in concrete tanks, ½ in French oak for 9 months
Appearance: a dark ruby
Nose: elegant and intense, this alluring nose is rich in violet, blood orange, pepper & liquorice with “garrigue” spices
Taste: rich and harmonious, the complexities of the aromas play out progressively. Its fresh finish with hints of red fruits and rhubarb reveals delicate and superbly ripe tannins
Aging Potential: enjoy now or cellar 5 to 7 years
Food & Wine Pairing: decant 1 hour and serve at 65°F (18°C)
Cheeses: cheddar roquefort
Meats: game lamb beef
Seafood: tuna steak salmon
Garden: yams mushrooms chestnuts
Herbs: thyme savory badiane
Method: stew roast braised
Sauces: barbecue tomato Madeira
Desserts: blackforest rhubarb pie
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