Lovers of dense, woody, over-ripe Syrahs, move on. Here it’s all about fresh spices, tension, liveliness, dynamic and straight forwardness. This vintage matches these qualities exactly and best served young, for its juice and fruitiness. After harvest the grapes were sorted and fully crushed. Pre-fermentation cold maceration for 5 days at 6 degrees Celsius . Fermentation at 28 degrees Celsius in 300 hl stainless steel tanks for 30 days. No sulphite vinification and indigenous yeast with daily pump-overs and malolactic fermentation. Aged on fine lees with micro oxygenation for 3 months. This Syrah has intense aromas of violets with the trademark peppery character and freshness due to the cool Cabardès climate.