At Blason du Rhone, stony and chalky-clayey soils produce full bodied complex wines, deep colors and a powerful complex bouquet. Sustainable growth is the rule with minimal chemical treatments applied, plowing, short pruning and de-budding when needed. Yields rarely reach 40 hectoliters per hectare. 100% destemming, traditional fermentation and a long maceration of 10 days in whole berries before alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No fining and a light filtration before bottling.
"Another fantastic vintage in the Rhone, this shows dark, brooding aromas of currant and smoke. Medium bodied, yet densely packed full of black cherry, smoke, licorice and herbs. The long, dense, fruit filled finish is delicious." The Wine Buyer, 90 Points