|Blend:||40% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Counoise|
|Appellation:||Vin de Pays de l’Hérault|
|Producer:||Grange des Pères|
|Vineyard:||15 - 20 years, 9 ha|
|Soil:||Glacial scree, Limestone|
|Aging:||Red varietals are harvested and vinified separately and then aged in 228-L barrels separately. Reds are blended after the wines are fully complete, before settling and bottling.|
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174