The Grenache-Syrah is an unoaked wine that consists of roughly equal parts of the two varietals. The Grenache vines are 25-60+
years old. The yields for this wine are between 35 and 40 hectoliter per hectare.
This wine always shows an extraordinary nose of blueberry and blackcurrant, as well as garrigue (French word for "scrubland")
aromas. A straightforward, mineral, concentrated mouth leads to a wonderful finish of cracked black pepper. It is a very crispy wine you may enjoy right now or forget in your cellar for a few
years. It will still be full of surprises... This wine goes well with anything but especially shines when drunk with meat, even spicy ones!
"Inviting, layered nose of raspberry, strawberry, molasses, smoke, black olive, licorice and gamey notes. Nicely complex and flavorful with lots of ripe berry fruit, leather, black pepper and roasted meat notes. Medium to full-bodied with moderately firm tannins. Fresh, richly textured and dense without being heavy."
Oh la la, this was a marvelous selection. It was rich, smooth, and perfectly balanced. One white wine devotee in the group said they would happily drink reds if they always tasted this good. I paired it with a rich Mediterranean chicken dish with tomatoes, capers and olives and topped with Feta cheese. This rich dish would have held up against a spicier red, but we were all tres contents all the same. I'll be buying more.
A decent wine but not worth getting excited about.