Nose

Offers a rustic bouquet, earthy and brambly in nature, with a peppery quality indicative of Rhone varietals. This vintage is intensely fragrant and generously fruited - yet not at all heavy - with herbal and blackberry aromas, a little smoke and touch of sweet oak.

Palate

The palate is delighted by blackberries and passionfruit. Excellent balance and a long, lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

A limited-production Rhone Valley variety (thought to be introduced to the Rhone from Spain).

Harvest

September 5 and October 16, 2014

Aging

16 months; 50% new French oak, 50% seasoned oak.

Appearance

A fantastic light bodied red.

Food Pairing

Complex but approachable, this wine is easy when served with lighter dishes; however, the elegance of this wine allows it to easily be paired with many meat and cheese dishes like lamb served alongside a soft Bucheron with a hearty loaf of bread.