Rêve de Scipion – 2018
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.
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).
- 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
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