They have purposefully targeted the more elegant, feminine nature of Grenache.
There's something pretty special there when it isn't treated as a big California red wine. Hails from vines over 80 years old.
Picked early, with bright natural acids and dusty tannins that soften and integrate via a longer barrel aging program. Will cellar well, and some aging is suggested. High tones of spring red blossoms, wild raspberry brambles and deep plump strawberry.
A wonderfully expressive nose, that leads to a well wound red fruited core, resonating with markers of fruit derived acids and light, dusty tannins. Lingering, resonant finish.
Native fermentation. Cellared 18 months sur lie in Francois Frères cooperage, 0% new.