2015 VDF 'Carbone 14'
100% Grenache from 70-year old vines from sandy granite soils in Argelès-sur-mer. 21 days carbonic maceration, pressed, then aged in old 500L and 600L barrels for 9 months. Bottled by gravity.
Extremely expressive and complex nose - this wine is so lifted - wild herbs, wild berries and violets jump out of the glass. Later on you notice saucisson and cured meats. The palate is fresh and juicy, with berry and liquorice notes, followed by that granite minerality. It's so interesting to see the difference between this and Entre Coeur (also straight Grenache Noir) which is grown on schist. Similar profile except the mineral line and detail is what sets them apart. Punchy flavours, beautifully aromatic, and very long. Serve slightly chilled.