Tradition

We’re very attached to ‘Tradition’, our inheritance passed on from our parents and their parents before them for generations.
This wine symbolises our affection for Châteauneuf-du-Pape, our family and our obsession. It’s made from a blend of mostly Grenache. Rich and powerful, it reflects its ‘terroir’ with those black cherry notes typical of our appellation.

Harvest, winemaking

100% de-stemmed depending on the vintage.
We use gentle extraction techniques, fermentation lasting about three weeks to one month preceded by a cold maceration.
The must is then heated to around 28°C.

Maturation

The Grenache and Mourvèdre are aged for 18 months in enamel-lined cement vats and stainless steel.
Ageing in used Bordeaux barriques is reserved for the Syrah to promote micro-oxygenation and give structure. To help retain lively aroma and flavour, our wines aren’t filtered or fined.

Keeping

It can be enjoyed young from 2 to 3 years, with 15 to 20 years’ ageing potential.

Annual production

1250 cases of 12 bottles are made on average every year.

Tasting note

Attractive red cherry colour with light purple tints, displays nice kirsch and squashed plum aromas. Rounded chunky mouth-feel, weighty with strawberry jam, raspberry and cooked cherry fruit, lovely ripeness.

Blend

Grenache (60%), Syrah (35%) and Mourvèdre (5%)

Soils

Sand and rounded pebbles on the surface, clay underneath.

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