In the glass, this wine has a glistening, royal red-purple color, nearly black at the center. Vibrant aromas of, blueberry preserves, rhubarb, fresh cracked pepper, and red cherries seasoned with baking spices move in and out of the background as the wine evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine has a polished, velvety, liqueur-like texture, with a fine core of sweet black fruit that echoes the nose, and puts on weight as the wine evolves in the glass. The finish is bright and mineral, with ripe, silky tannins and plenty of freshness and vibrancy. Drink now for its juicy primary fruit, or keep in a cool cellar for up to three years.
About this wine producer: By helping the local cooperative's growers understand the benefits of sustainable farming, limited yields and harvesting before the grapes are over mature, Marjorie and Stéphane Gallet are aiming to raise the general quality of wine in their appellation. It’s demanding work, but the results are producing the finest wines ever made at the Cave Cooperative de Rivesaltes.