Fresh and bright with a shell pink color reminiscent of a Cotes de Provence Rosé. Since this is a true Vin Gris, and perforce receives but the most minimal skin contact, it is very discreet both in hue and aromatic profile. There are hints of wild strawberry, white cherry, ripe peach, and the barest whiff of spearmint, giving way to notes of strawberry, blood orange, and grapefruit. A very lean, mineral-intensive structure draws one into the wine, rather than assaults one with a riotous floral/fruity bombardment.
Perhaps most compelling is the wine's tremendous food-friendliness. Wonderful with traditional Provencal fare including
charcuterie, pate, salade nicoise, and the aioli platter, it's an incredibly flexible partner at the table, complementing everything from international cuisine—curries, tagines, or chiles rellenos—to a vast array of seafoods, poultry, salads, and cheeses.
62% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, 9% Roussanne, 6% Grenache Blanc, 6% Cinsault