REGION: FRANCE • Rhône Valley • La Roche de Glun
BLEND: 100% Syrah
VINEYARDS: A selection of fruit from the domaine’s oldest vines. Soils are alluvial, with many “galets roulés” commonly found along the Rhône River valley (especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape). The area is dry; the family plows their land by hand, to train the vines’ roots to dig deep in the rocky soils for nutrients and moisture.
AGE OF VINES: 30-40 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes held in cold storage for 24 hours. Fermented in tanks on indigenous yeasts; gentle crushing by foot. Aged in older French oak barrels (four- to six-year-old barrels that previously held white Burgundy) for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Autumn stews; grilled flank steak