2016 Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP, Le Pré des Suves, Le Plan des Moines
Intense deep purple. Ripe and complex nose of garrigues, cloves and licorice. Jammy and smooth palate, hint of blackberries, pepper and cinnamon, supported by a fresh and long finish with round and soft tannins. Grenache 70%, Syrah 20%, Carignan 10%
The vineyard of “le Pré des Suves” has a South and East exposure. Soils are mainly made of sand and clay with round pebbles. The Grenache and Carignan vines near Cairanne are between 35 and 60 years old. Aged in French oak barrels for 4 to 6 months, then matured between 6 to 12 months in concrete tanks before bottling.