No idea what the name means, but the wine is a blend of 35% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah, 22% Counoise, and 13% Cinsault—southern Rhône all the way. Soft, fruity and lightened with lemony acids, this is a fine quaffing wine. As it evolves into the finish, a leafier, more herbal and peppery character takes hold. The fruit seems young and quite light.
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