2019 VDF 'Les Ricochets'
From Edouard's own vines - certified organic. A blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The vines are of various ages, between 15 and 73 years old, grown on clay and alveolina limestone. Short macerations for a light extraction, with 8 days carbonic for the Syrah. Ageing takes place in old barrels as well as tanks, to preserve the lighter, fruitier side of the wine. 20ppm SO2 before bottling.
Clean nose, I love this beautiful smell - so French! Wild red berries, cherry stone and cedar wood. A touch of liquorice and earth. Very complex and elegant at the same time aromatically. Medium in body and weight, although leaning towards the lighter side. Smooth and easy, clean and simple. Full mid palate, with super fine, grainy tannins. A nice mix of fruit and earth, with a hint of liquorice on the finish. Soft and elegant, with medium acidity, soft grip and tension. He really is a great winemaker, and these are a steal at this price.