Taste profile: It has elegant, aromatic notes of blackberry, raspberry, and flowers, with licorice elements and a touch of leather. The palate is rich with soft and sweet tannins and a silky smooth structure. It has multiple complex layers of rich cassis, black currant, interwoven with hints of black pepper. Its lengthy finish is marked by wonderful minerality, finely-grained tannins and lively acidity.
Winemaking process: Vineyard lots are harvested at different times to ensure optimal natural acidity and moderate alcohol levels. Whole berries are hand loaded into small format fermentation bins and 225-500 L barrels; lots from each vineyard are treated individually; fermentation and maceration last for 28-30 days; cold maceration. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel; wine undergoes active battonage to protect it and drastically reduce the amount of SO2 needed. Aged for 18 months in French oak.