Luberon lies in the extreme southeast of the lower Rhône Valley. This cuvée is 90 percent Grenache with the balance of Syrah, grown in clay, limestone, and sand at 200 to 450 meters elevation. It spent sixty days on fine lees in stainless steel, with partial malolactic; 2,400 cases were produced.
The result is a medium rose color with glints of rose gold. Aromas muddle fruit with earth and herbs—it smells like a rainy day in the berry patch, with stormy wet rocks, white flowers, and watermelon. The flavors are quiet but not serious, with more melon and field strawberry, but at the midway point there’s a bloom of tropical fruit. Breezy and cooling at the finish, with mint and herbs.
A wine offering a nice balance between fruitiness and restraint.
13% abv | About $12 | Imported by Opici Wines