Country of Origin: France
Region: Southern Rhone
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14%
Benefitting from the rolled pebble soils where the vines are planted, this opulent red manifests a more powerful profile as a result. Made from 70% wood barrel-aged Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, & 10% Shiraz, this deep purple colored wine exudes a nose of dark berry fruits, black licorice, & Herbs de Provence with added earthy, mineral nuances. On the palate, this medium to full-bodied red exhibits a lovely concentration of ripe fruit and a delicate balance of sweetness & tannic attributes. This a great wine of exceptional quality with 10 to 15 years of cellaring potential.
In contrast to Chaupin, which is made from old-vine Grenache on sandy soils, the cuvee Vieilles Vignes is from old vines of Grenache, Mourvedre, & Syrah along with smaller percentages of other permitted varieties that are grown on pebble clay soils in these old vineyards. The wine is sourced from 4 terroirs: pebbly clay, sand, gravelly red clay, and sandy limestone. This lovely red offers a fabulous medley of dark plum, crushed cherry, and warm blackberry core flavors with added nuances of licorice & tea leaves. This wine ends with a very pleasant, lingering, & chocolate ganache laced finish. Best enjoyed from 2018 to 2027.