Domaine Gramenon, Grenache "La Sagesse" Côtes du Rhône, France 2016
Three terroirs make up this cuvée you would be sage to decant, or hold up to ten years in a cool place. A sandy parcel brings lively floral aromatics and elegant fruit, clay contributes depth and fleshiness, and a third plot on rocky limestone makes its presence felt on the tightly wound, almost salty finish. A masterpiece of old-vine Grenache.
Vines are 50-70 years old. Soil is clay, limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand. Grapes are partially de-stemmed; grapes macerate for 15 days in cement tank. The wine ages for 12 months in barrique.
Region: Côtes du Rhône