A 100% Grenache bursting with ripe blackberry with a hint of floral, herbs and baking spices.  A lingering finish with lots of fruit. A softer, more delicate Grenache with racy acidity and fine, silky tannins.

The Story: 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 special edition wines along with a few regulars, and this is one of those special cuvées limited to just one vintage. The 40 year-old vines for this cuvée grow on north facing sandstone slopes opposite the mountain of Pic Saint-Loup. The name is reference to the type of sandstone in the vineyard, called grès de Célas, which was found in an old geological study.

Vinification:  The vines are are harvested by hand, and vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged in fiberglass and stainless steel tanks for 6 months, then bottles unfined and unfiltered.

Match it with: Slow braised beef ragu!

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