ABV: 13.5Body: FullCountry: FranceGrape: ShirazVariety: Red WineVintage: 2016Volume: 750mlAppellation:Pays d'Oc IGPCountry of Origin:FranceGrape Variety:100% SyrahAlcohol:13.5%Terroir:Volcanic, clay and limestone. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and sunny with low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and usual dry conditions allow the grapes to ripen fully. Vines are ploughed. We do not use weed killer. Pruning is short to regulate the vine's growth and its yields.Vinification:Grapes are 30% crushed and fully de-stemmed. Traditional vinification at 28°C. The vatting period lasts 3 weeks. Two different Syrah profiles are blended together: one is very fresh (20%) and the other is riper (80%).Ageing:10% of the wine is aged for three months in oak barrels of 2 vintages. The remaining 90% is raised in tanks on fine lees.Tasting Notes:Deep purple red colour. This vintage is fresher than the 2013 with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry and spices. The mouth is well balanced, round and fruity. Notes of truffles and gunflint. Tannins are soft with a generous finish of spices. Very nice balance on this vintage clearly elegant.