Made from Syrah vines with an average age of 20 years, then matured in old oak barrels for 18 months to produce a wine which is medium bodied, with a vibrant acidity, fine tannins and an abundance of red berry notes, including fresh raspberries, redcurrants and cranberries. Cracked black pepper spice lingers teasingly on the finish.
“The wines have immediate flair and lots of life in them. The winemaking is modern, with new oak a constant feature. Villard has been restraining himself on the cellar techniques in the last two or three vintages, and the wines sit more comfortably in the glass as a result.”
John Livingstone-Learmonth, DrinkRhone.com 2017