Appellation: Vin de France.
Cuvée: Same River Twice.
Grapes: Grenache Noir 80%, Syrah 20%.
About: This wine is a fresh take on a classic blend of Grenache Noir with a touch Syrah that expresses aromatic richness of place with fruit purity for freshness and drinkability. It’s made to capture the aromatic richness of the terroir but with the lightest of touches for refreshment and drinkability.
Location: Ventoux around Caromb and Beaumes-de-Venise.
Size: 2 ha.
Age: 40 yo.
Altitude: 200 m.
Training: on wire.
Farming: basically organic, there may be a tightly focused non-organic treatment before flowering and which leaves no residue but which permits fewer and strictly organic treatments after flowering, thus overall less sulphur and/or copper.
Average yield hl/ha: 40.
Climate: Mediterranean, hot and dry with the mistral wind.
De-stemmed. Fermented using natural yeasts in steel tank. 24- hour cold pre-ferment soak followed by occasional remontage to gently extract soft tannins and ripe aromatic fruit flavours. Temperatures controlled to 28ºC. On skins for 14 days. Pre-filtration after malo avoids filtration and fining at bottling. No additives, no manipulations, other than a light dose of sulfites. Aged 6 months in concrete.
Vintage notes 2018
The vintage was marked by rain in the Spring, between April and June, followed by a hot, dry summer, and resulted in well-balanced, juicy wines.
Yield hl/ha: 40.
Date Harvested: early September.
Bottles produced: 12,000.
Date bottled: 28 June 2019.
SO2 Total: 33.
Tasting: Grenache provides the flesh with red berry and cherry fruit and herbes de provence, Syrah the spine with cool spicy notes of cassis and black coffee. Dry, medium-bodied, with lively acidity and juicy, smooth tannins. Clean and persistent, with youthful energy.