Incredibly bright colour like the skin of a ripe black cherry and the aroma captivates. There is a suspicion of new oak, a jumble of black fruits, cherry, cassis and blackberry, blueberry, a subtle smoky nuance and a fleeting suggestion of black truffle. And the perfume is only the opening salvo. The palate is rich and loaded with delicious fruit. It is round and tannic with superb balance and structure.
All the grapes are destalked and crushed before fermentation in stainless steel vats for 5 weeks on the skins, each grape variety being fermented separately. After second fermentation, 50% goes in oak barrels whilst the balance is aged in foudres. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after a year in oak.