A blend of Syrah and Grenache grown on calcareous soil and blue marl just outside Escales, a medieval town in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC. The “vent Cers” or winds from the northwest bring cold, dry weather as a counterpoint to the warm, humid air from the Mediterranean to the east, known as the “vent Marin.” Seriously quaffable, this zero-zero blend is medium-bodied and super clean, light and chewy with gentle tannins. Crunchy black fruit, a sprinkling of peppercorn and a long, fresh finish. Mortadella vibes.
Grapes: 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Carignan
Style: Red Wine
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Sub-Region or Appellation: Corbières
Viticulture: Certified Organic 2006
Soils: Calcareous soil and blue marl, yet winds are just as important: the “vent Cers” from the northwest brings cold, dry weather as a counterpoint to the warm, humid air to the east, the Mediterranean “vent Marin”
Elevation: 170–660 feet
Vinification: Destemmed and fermented for three weeks in concrete
Aging: Aged in flex tank. Bottled sans soufre.
Fining or Filtering: None