In 1994, Michel Tardieu began selecting and maturing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs, following the precepts of his friend Dominique Laurent. While Laurent is known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Tardieu has, due to the innate power of Rhone Valley wines, sought to favor elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections. In addition, the luxurious maturation in high quality barrels is a perfect match for the wines of this region.
Promoted two stars in the 2020 guide Revue du Vin de France.
More roundness and flesh than Côte-Rôtie, with a texture of fatty and melting tannins, the solar side of the Hermitage hillside is perfectly highlighted here.
Terroirs : beginning of Le Méal, Pierrelles, Diognières, Les Bessards, La Croix
Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (60 years)
Alcohol content : 14°
Vinification : 1/3 not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
Bottling : no fining and no filtration