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Deep black hue. Mashed blackberries and dark chocolate on the nose. Flavors of soft black fruit flavors, mulberry fruit, a hint of spice, and a surprisingly fresh eucalyptus finish. WINEMAKER Basile Ricome APPELLATION  AOP Costières de Nîmes GRAPE VARIETIES  100% Syrah TERROIR  13-49 feet (4-15 meters) deep of Rhône pebbles and a thin layer of limestone. The average vine age is 63 years. VINIFICATION  Hand-harvested and fermented in cement tanks for about 9 days. Aged for 24 months in French oak. ALCOHOL  14.5% Technical Sheet PDF

An ample wine, well balanced, with citrus and pear notes complemented by a touch of grapefruit and salinity.  WINEMAKER Basile Ricome APPELLATION  AOP Costières de Nîmes GRAPE VARIETIES  70% Roussanne – 30% Marsanne TERROIR  15 year-old vines with 7.5 acres of Roussanne and 5 acres of Marsanne. CULTURE & VINIFICATION Right after picking, bunches are pressed directly under CO2 cover. Juice is decanted for 30 hours at about 50°f then slowly fermented in tank at 53-57°f. ALCOHOL  13% Technical Sheet PDF

On the palate, the blackberry characters are complemented with notes of black olives, “garrigue,” and a touch of spices. A very fresh finish: soft, fruity, with a subtle and delicate tannin structure. WINEMAKER Basile & Nicolas Ricome APPELLATION  AOP Costières de Nîmes GRAPE VARIETIES  70% Syrah – 30% Grenache TERROIR  Vines age an average of 42 years. The vineyard is currently going through the organic viticulture certification process. CULTURE & VINIFICATION  The harvest was on August 27th, 2016 and the wines were aged for ten months in cement tanks. ALCOHOL  14% Technical Sheet PDF