A 100% Grenache Noir from old vines. This cuvée has less fruit and more savoury notes like graphite, black olive and pepper. Over time tertiary notes of leather and cedar have developed. Well-integrated tannins and lots of structure. These older vintages are drinking perfectly now!

Ludovic Engelvin grew up in the Langeudoc, but is most heavily influenced by his time working alongside Didier Dagueneau and the wines of the world he tasted while working as a sommelier. Ludovic believes in growing only the right variety on the right terroir, and declines to use Syrah, instead focusing mainly on Grenache and Mourvèdre. This cuvée is the only single-plot wine on the estate. Old vine Grenache planted in 1955 on a North-facing plot with less sun. Only 1000 bottles produced each year.

Vinification: Made from 60 to 70 year-old Grenache vines growing on clay and sand soils. The grapes are harvested by hand, and vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts. Fermentation lasts one month in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then left to mature for 12 months in old Burgundian barrels and 6 months in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small amount of Sulphur added for stability.

Match it with: Chargrilled red meats, lamb tagine, eggplant caponata.

  • Red
  • Grenache Noir
  • France, Languedoc
  • Ludovic Engelvin
  • Dry
  • 13.00%
  • Ready to Drink And Will Improve