Tasting Notes: A mix of red and dark berry flavours (stewed strawberry, black berry, black plum) with lots of black and white pepper and balanced freshness. Round with medium+ tannins and will pair well with grilled meats.
Composition: 80% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 10% Syrah
Les Crestes vineyards are situated at a height of 400 meters above sea level on hillsides of pronounced slopes, with the characteristic slate soil called "licorella". A third of the grapes comes from vineyards of more than 50 years old, and the rest comes from vineyards with an average of 15/20 years old.
Grape selection in vineyards, and at the winery grape entry, with two consecutive table selection. Fermentation in small tank size of stainless steel. Aging of 8 months in second use French oak (very thin grain).
Black cherry, pomegranate and blood orange flavors, accented by smoke and mineral notes, mingle in this lively red, which is fresh and focused, with juicy acidity and light tannins. Citrus and floral notes linger. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases imported. Score: 88 points -- Wine Spectator, 2015