Estate Notes: Aromas of black fruits, pink and white peppers; flavors of blackberries and blue plums. Unctuous texture with silky tannins. BLEND: 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah VINEYARDS: Estate vines are located in a high-altitude, narrow valley between the Dentelles de Montmirail, a row of steep limestone cliffs west of Mont Ventoux. Top soils are thin and very rocky; sub-soils are solid rock. AGE OF VINES: 50 years, on average WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Partially destemmed (58%) and lightly crushed, then fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled cement tanks. Aged in cement tank (35%) and older foudre, from two to five years old (65%). Wine is moved via gravity; bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal sulfur addition. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled steak, spicy pork sausages, North Africaninspired cuisine, such as lamb tagine.