Segna de Cor ‒ an anagram of Roc des Anges ‒ is a blend of our youngest carignan vines. Simplicity describes it best, and with good reason. It is crafted to be an easy-going, food-friendly wine. Vibrant and straightforward, it is a great partner for rich dishes, BBQ, aperitif with friends, etc.
This mosaic of small, old carignan parcels is an expression of our commitment to bring the richness of such topographic diversity into relief (hence its name). Approachable, yet deep and long, it is the perfect introduction to old-vine wines.
It is our « root » wine, where it all began. Its vigorousness leads the way. Its strong character requires patience. In fine, carignan grown on these schist soils delivers a silky, intense wine.
This soil profile, combined with whole-cluster grenache, is a special mix that brings a singular expression to the wine. Unic is not about power and concentration, it is about elegance and restraint. It has this charming, less-is-more style, with great tension, freshness, refinement and nuances.
We brought Australe home in 2001. It comes from a massale selection of serine (an ancient variety of syrah) planted in Saint-Joseph. We have been close to pulling it out so many times! It took 14 years for the vines to resume normal production, instead of the usual 7 years. That is how long it needed to adapt and settle in the deep layers of the soil. Today, Australe is a tactile, suave red, with fine tannins unfolding gracefully.
The parcels are covered with small, star-shaped wild yellow flowers ‒ hence the name Astérolide. Initially, these vines were not our favourites as we thought these terroirs were better suited to syrah. And to be honest, mourvèdre was not part of our culture. But it became clear early on what this grape variety could bring to the wine: energy and fleshy aromas. It is quite "Pulp Fiction"!
Las Trabasseres is sculpted in rock. Aroma-wise, it is like a plunge into the mineral soil. The wine shows the transparency of its schists, it is vertical and sharp. Richness over a mineral core, not the other way around. A great « schist » red wine.