L’Intemporel, Côtes du Vivarais
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache. Clay-limestone soil, on terraces of river pebbles with strong sunshine exposure and sheltered from the weather by hills of evergreen oaks in the valley of Ibie. Grenache and Syrah of around 40 years of age, for which the yield doesn’t exceed 52 hectolitres/hectare. The grapes are harvested at full maturity and macerated for 3 weeks. Punching down to submerge the cap of grape skins and solids to increase skin-to-juice contact. This brings forth the fruitiness of the wine and its well-rounded nature. La Cuvée L’Intemporel is then aged 18 months, including 12 months in oak casks before bottling. A beautiful garnet colour with a nose full of blackberries and blackcurrant, pepper, cinnamon and violets. The palate is full and harmonious with great oak integration and purity of fruit.