Appellation: IGP Méditerranée.
Grapes: Mourvèdre 100%.
About: Agnès very special “voyage in the Mediterranean”, part inspired by the work of her friend Elisabetta Foradori. Made in clay jars, first vintage in 2013, and continuing. Agnès uses her oldest Mourvèdre, which used to go into her St Ferreol (last vintage 2012), to make a softer, fruitier, more luscious, fresher wine. Nothing like Bandol, it’s a unique take on Mourvèdre.
Made from Mourvèdre 100%, from vines planted in 1960 at 150m altitude on clay limestone soils enjoying a beneficial, healthy Mediterranean climate. The vines are farmed organically and biodynamically. The vines yield around 12hl/ha.
The grapes were hand harvested late September into small boxes. At entry to the winery, they were sorted, and 90% de-stemmed. They were put into clay jar, to ferment using wild yeasts and not touched. Total cuvaison lasted six months. They were pressed and put into tank for three months before bottling, un-filtered and un-fined.
Vintage notes 2016
Vintage Notes 2018
A relatively wet spring, causing some stress to manage mildew, was followed by a hot, dry summer. The style is even more juicy and digestible than usual with an attractive mineral, vegetal quality to all the wines.
Yield hl/ha: 20.
Harvested: mid September.
Bottles produced: 4,000.
Date bottled: 2020-05.
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Tasting (2020-05): En-Sol gets better and better with each vintage produced, this has an intense nose of black and red cherry, cacao, sweet and savoury spice, it’s silky and fresh, refreshing then a pronounced tannic finish. Complex, very fine – and about to be shipped to Can Roca.