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.
Built like a "little" Châteauneuf-du-Pape, as velvety, as fruity but hardly more tender. 80% Grenache (vines aged 60 to over 100 years), 10% Syrah (40 years and over) and 10% Mourvèdre (60 to over 100 years).
Terroirs : Les Garrigues, Pied-Gü, Les Dentelles
Varieties (age of vines) : 70% grenache (more than 40 years), 20% syrah (more than 40 years), 10% mourvèdre (more than 40 years)
Alcohol content : 14,5°
Vinification : 1/2 not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 10 months in new or one old barrels, and 10 months in wooden tank
Bottling : no fining and no filtration