From 400 m and 35 years vine age, in the hills of Corbières, this Grenache, Syrah, Carignan employs partial carbonic maceration and aging for up to 1 year in oak barrels, before light fining and no filtration. Grenache rules (nearly half) with perfumed raspberry, strawberry, dark cherry, violets and a lurking scrubby herbaceousness on a soft, bright palate with tannins finely grippy. A fine peppery spicing and bitter blackcurrant lingers on the finish. Expect a balance and elegance you might not normally find in the south. An ideal bistro wine, well-priced, and one I'd gladly order with steak frites.