Domaine Zélige Caravent - Fleuve Amour 2012 - AOC pic-Saint-Loup
Old Vine Grenache (70 years+) that sees no oak, aged in concrete. The wine is powerful, bold, rich and well balanced. Delicious drinking and with 8 years of age on it, is looking absoluletly fantastic.
'The vines are situated in the Pic Saint Loup appellation, in the sub zone of Corconne which has a distinct terroir, known as «gravettes», being a red sand based soil with lots of limestone rubble which has been shattered off the high cliffs over the millennia. The vineyards are traditional for the region, meaning goblet pruned, with lots of cinsault, carignan, grenache and some Alicante Bouschet. The appellation is heading in a different and perhaps regrettable direction, favouring guyot trained systems and imposing majority syrah. The wines are all vinified naturally, and may be de-stemmed or whole bunch, depending on the harvest and the variety. There are no oak barrels here, everything is fermented and aged in concrete. The wines have life, energy and fire electric joy through the drinker.'
- Virtuous Vine