Savoir–faire – a French noun phrase that means being adaptable and adroit, knowing what to do in any situation.
Selected from two vineyard plots in the southernmost part of the Rhône valley called ‘Le Terminus’ and ‘Beauchêne’ from low-yielding fifteen year-old vines grown on red pebble stones, ‘Grès Rhôdaniens’.
Mourvèdre is fascinating grape variety which often needs work to tame the wild edges of its character and fashion a wine of individuality, panache and style. This particular cuvée was aged in a total of 22 one-year-old barrels of French oak for eighteen months; a total of 38.76hl selected by tasting from an initial 50hl.
Mourvèdre, also known as Mataró or Monastrell is a red grape grown in many regions around the world. These include the Rhône and Provence regions of France and the Valencia and Jumilla regions of Spain. It is also grown in California, South Africa, and Australia amongst other places. In fact anywhere it is hot because this grape is a sun worshipper, it loves the sun and likes a lot of water too, which can make it difficult to grow, when it’s done right though, it will tend to produce wines that are high in tannin and high in alcohol, result!