The creation of this cuvée is also based on an unusual ageing style: long and shared between new barrels (15%), old barrels (45%) and foudres (40%).
The combination of our terroir, the blend and this precise ageing process produces a powerful and elegant wine with notes of red and black berries, mixed with flavours of garrigue and liquorice. Its intensity is enhanced by a pleasant freshness on the palate, linked to the slow ripening of the old vines at an altitude of over 400m.
2017 was particularly dry and hot, and despite low yields, it delivered magnificent grapes with great concentration. We are fortunate to have seen a succession of good vintages in recent years, enabling us to produce wines of excellent quality. So, over the years, you have always trusted us for this cuvée that you all know, and it is also thanks to you that we have received this award.
This recognition is also shared by the entire Gigondas appellation and its winegrowers, who work together and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our accession to cru status in 2021.