Wine maker notes a blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (25%), Carignan (2 0%), and Cinsault (5%) with 15% of the cuvee aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. With a profile of a baby Chateauneauf-du-Pape it can be served throughout the meal. Drink within 3 to 5 years. Producer The domain was created in 1950 and has been owned since 1993 by Pascal Maillet and his family. Soon after graduation, Pascal, who majored in computer science, decided to settle in at the domain and produce his own wine. He has since then planted new vines, Syrah, amongs others, and invested in brand new equipment for the cellar in order to improve the vinification process. The domain yields about 200,000 bottles that cover three AOC areas: Cotes du Rhone Villages (Red and White), Cotes du Rhone (Red and Rose) and Vin de Pays de la Principaute dOrange (Red et Rose). It contains traditional varietals averaging 32 years of age, such as Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault for the reds, and Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc for the whites. Harvesting is done by hand. The vinification process is traditional and the wine is kept in vats for periods of one to two weeks at controlled temperatures. Bottling is done at the domain. Since the domain mostly contains older vines growing on a calcareous clay soil, it yields wines that, although highly fruity and aromatic, have a strong and tonic backbone. This estate practices Sustainable Farming. Winemaker: Pascal Maillet.