Deep plum-ruby in colour, this reveals a ripe, headily-perfumed brew, violets, wild blackberry and raspberry to the fore, with a savoury backdrop. Elegant floral notes, summer berries and cherry dominate the palate, held in check by a persistent mineral restraint. A breezy flash of pepper adds intrigue and one year old Alliers and Tronçais barrels contribute texture and delicate spice, a lovely wine and a fine ambassador for the vintage.
"Most producers would be delighted with the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes but Michel has to go that step further and we are glad he did this is staggeringly good, a must for serious Rhone fans."
Grenache (Garnacha) (Rouge)
Drink now 2016 - 2023
Michel Tardieu is a micro négociant-éleveur, based in Lourmarin, Provence, producing wines from the Northern and Southern Rhone.