A custom blend by importer Bjoern Lanwer and a fleshy, ripe and beautifully pure barrel sample, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes (54% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre and the balance Cinsault, aged almost all in tank) offers up plenty of ripe plum, black raspberry, wild herbs and violets to go with a medium-bodied, supple and nicely fruited profile on the palate. Possessing solid purity, good overall freshness and a very drinkable feel, it should be consumed over the coming 4-5 years.
Leap of Faith
A beautiful barrel sample that shows the quality of the vintage, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Leap of Faith is a custom blend by importer Bjoern Lanwer and is comprised of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah that had 20% of the blend aged in oak. Coming from clay and limestone soils, it possesses a semi-opaque purple color to go with vibrant aromas and flavors of black raspberry, mulberry, violets, toasted spice and dusty earth. Medium-bodied on the palate, with a seamless, elegant profile that gains richness and depth in the glass, this beauty has integrated acidity, fine tannin and a terrific finish. It should be approachable on release, yet evolve nicely for 5-6 years. It should end up being a superb value and well worth checking out.
Les Trois (Coming Soon)
Details of this wine coming soon.