"2010 will be remembered for its cold winter, with unusually well-defined waves of low temperatures. The mild weather in April contrasted with the coldness of March and particularly that of May, when low temperatures, rain and even snow delayed the growth cycle of the early grape varieties. A hot summer with low rainfall did not allow the vines to catch up.
Despite a very wet May, the overall rainfall was below average at the time of harvest. Aussières’ “cool” terroir helped the vines withstand the dry period, but the harvest was later than the previous year. The mild days and cool nights of the autumn enabled slow ripening with well-balanced grapes."
Grape composition: 40% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignane
Beautiful, strong, intense colour.
The nose is initially characterized by notes from the barrel ageing with cocoa and a light woodiness, these are followed by the traditional notes of garrigue and spices.
On the palate, the attack is clean and well-balanced. There is plenty of freshness with plump tannins that are already well integrated. The high proportion of Mourvèdre makes its mark in the slightly peppery finish.