Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre
Aging: 8 months in French oak demi-muids, then 4 more months in concrete tanks
This more traditionally-styled Châteauneuf-du-Pape features pronounced fruit and spice aromas with hints of smoke, anise, and earth. The palate is rich with dark berry, roasted plum, hints of wild herbs, and dark chocolate. The finish is redolent with resurgent herbs, plum, and anise, incorporating old leather, dried violets, and dry-cured olives as it lingers. Drinks beautifully now or can cellar up to 5-8 years. Very limited production.