|Blend:||80% Grenache Noir, 7% Carignan, 7% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre|
|Producer:||Domaine La Tour Vieille|
|Winemaker:||Vincent Cantié, Christine Campadieu|
|Vineyard:||35 to 70 years|
|Aging:||Wine is bottled 10 to 18 months after fermentation|
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.