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Grenache with small percentages of Syrah and Carignan

Pale salmon in color, Fragile is a blend of old vine Grenache and mourvedre. The 2019 reveals aromas of preserved strawberries and rhubarb. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied supported by bright acidity and a saline-like minerality. The fruit character is reminiscent of white peach with hints of strawberry. The wine is an opulent rosé with complexity and length.

Grenache Gris

With a cool hue of pale, golden straw, the wine reveals a tempting nose of white peaches, fresh lemongrass, jasmine, and citrus pith. Textured and layered on the palate,  it pops with ripe Barlett pear,white guava, meringue, and a coating, mineral viscosity by virtue of the famous schistous soils.  A tang of vibrant acidity rounds the finish and provides for an energetic lift. 

Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvedre

Striking a seemingly perfect balance between plushness and precision, the vibrantly crimson colored 2016 perfumes with cherry cola and fresh flowers while buttressed with brambly garrigue notes  and characteristic flinty minerality.  Straightforward and compact, the wine opens with bright raspberry and rhubarb and then reveals more nuanced hints of confectioners chocolate, schist, and dried herbs.  Ever-present, is a satisfying vein of acidity that perfectly supports the wine's complexity.

Grenache,  Syrah and Carignan

Dark and dense with a concentrated fragrance profile of silky ripe plum, cassis, candied violet, and wet schist, the 2016 proudly boasts a rich cardinal complexion in the glass. First impressions offer up supremely rich blue and black skinned fruit notes.  Winding tightly around these elements are savory whispers of cardamom, sarsaparilla, molasses, dried quince, and the distinctive banner of French Catalonia minerality.  Sappy tannins support the wine along with a fresh acidic lift.

Old-Vine Grenache and Syrah

Provocative aromas of sweet oak, dark chocolate liqueur, Tahitian vanilla, sage, and plum saturate the glass in a beguiling complexion of aubergine. Sapid flavors of rhubarb, savory red fruits, and boysenberries are evident and harmoniously blend with mineral notes and schistous highlights. The tannins are firm but agreeable and primed for extended aging. Finishing with a spirited acidity, the wine elegantly charms the palate indefinitely.