A blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre with a light perfume with a hint of peppercorn. Powerful notes of dark cherry, cola and a touch of smoke. Plentiful but smooth tannins and a lingering finish.

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. Each year he releases limited edition special wines along with a few regulars. This is a blended wine made from a single ancient parcel, planted with half each Mourvèdre and Grenache and enclosed by dense woods. The origin of the name of the parcel, Serre-Cabanis remains a bit of a mystery. The word ‘serre’ likely references an enclosed space where things are grown and perhaps it the land was owned or worked by people who lived in cabanes, or little stone houses.

Vinification: Made from 50-60 year-old Grenache and Mourvèdre vines growing on sandstone soils. The grapes are harvested by hand, and vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts. Fermentation for one month in stainless then the wine is then aged 12 in old Burgundian barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small amount of Sulphur added for stability.

Match it with: Roast lamb with rosemary, grilled game, aged blue cheeses.

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