The Great Lord. Intensely dark, young colour. There’s blackcurrant, liquorice and tobacco in the nose and on the palate. Juicy. Strong colour extraction and powerful black fruit. There’s a strong influence from the wood and there are structured tannins. The wine is primarily sun-filled and concentrated and yet exceptionally elegant with a huge potential for aging. This wine deserves the biggest and most beautiful of Burgundy glasses.
REGION Languedoc – Roussillon AOC Saint-Chinian
SOIL sandstone and marl, certain locations for Grenache are chalk
VINES Grenache noir (50%) Syrah (25%) Carignan (20%) Mourvèdre (5%) Handpicked
AGE OF THE VINES Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre have aged a minimum of 30 years; Carignan is more than 100 years old
AVERAGE YIELD 20 hl/ha DENSITY 4,000 vines/ha, 5000 vines/ha for Carignana
ORIENTATION north-east, south-west