2022 Gramenon Vinsobres 'La Papesse'

This is a spectacular 10ha parcel of old vines that Michelle and husband Philippe purchased in the nineties; it is south of the Gramenon estate in Vinsobres and is mostly Grenache but there are also Syrah vines planted there. The vines these days are about 70 yars old. Michelle was left to develop this parcel herself when Philippe tragically died in a hunting accident in 1998; she in fact sold half the property to the Perrin family of Beaucastel fame so as to concentrate on the parcel she favoured and at a size that she was able to manage. As a wine it is a Vin de Garde as it has the concentration, dimension and density to cellar incredibly well. The fruit glistens as it does in all the wines, it is dark in tone and has a real brooding intensity. It is glorious in the mouth and incredibly long flavoured shaped by fine tannin and vibrant acidity. A wonderous wine but one to keep; once it unravels in years to come it will be a thing of beauty. A favorite of Michele.  Andrew Guard.

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