Its deep colour has a dark, plum-like hue.
The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, liquorice.
It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the "Côtes-du-Rhône" category.
The wines are kept in vats to preserve fruit aromas. They are racked regularly in order to allow their components to stabilise naturally.
The "Saint Esprit" cuvée is bottled after 8 months of ageing.
Vineyards : they cover about 41,200 hectares/101,764 acres (within 6 French "départements").
Climate : mediterranean with a prevailing "Mistral" wind. This harsh wind - both necessary and beneficial to the vines' development - is caused by the difference between the Southern and Northern Rhône's atmospheric pressures. Highly seasonal rainfall, hot temperatures and abundant sunshine are also the characteristic of this region.
Region: Vallée-du-Rhône / Côtes-du-Rhône
Syrah (mainly) and Grenache
"Provençale" style cuisine, stuffed tomatoes and aubergines, mixed grills and barbecues.