Chêne Bleu

Rhône, France

Rêve de Scipion, IGP Vaucluse – 2018

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  • Introduction

    • Inspired by “The Dream of Scipio”, a treatise by Cicero on the values and choices that drive us. A fragrant, velvety blend of old-vine, high-altitude Grenache, Syrah and young Mourvèdre to showcase elegant aromas of spices as well as red and black fruit.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vines: Grenache noir, over 65 years old, north-west facing at 530m. Syrah, up to 55 years old, southwest facing at 40m Mourvèdre around 10 years old.

      Soil: Limestone marl (clay and limestone) and very stony

      Pruning Method: Single and double cordon de Royat, 5 – 6 shoots per cordon

    • Cultivation: Certified Organic wines (Ecocert). No synthetic treatments, to ensure health of vines and soil. Certified Bee Friendly and HVE 3 sustainable viticulture (highest tier).
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Grenache noir (64%), Syrah (26%), Mourvèdre (10%)
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 2.9 g/L
    • p H: 3.75
    • RS: < 0.5 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 10-12 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Appearance: Bright and bold garnet

      Nose: Rich with notes of spice, dark chocolate, red and black fruit

      Palate: Generous, gourmand and fruity, smooth with dark fruit (blackberry and blackcurrant) and velvety tannins

      Finish: Long with spiced notes including pepper and licorice

    • Serving Suggestions: Pairs perfectly with red meat, roasted vegetables, cheese and Mediterranean cuisine



  • Rêve de Scipion — 2018 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    “Earthy and sanguine, with steeped plum and sappy cherry lined with forest floor, smoked bacon fat and sweet oak spices. Medium-bodied and silky on the palate, this is showing evolution, with good pedigree and sense of place.”