For the Indigène we use just one out of our 5 hectares of Syrah. Old vines, planted in 1981 and 1983. The yields are small but the wine made of these grapes is our favorite red. Concentrated, intense and spicy, a wine that simply embodies our "terroir": the heat of the summer days, the freshness of the nights, the Mistral and the herbes of Provence. After a manual harvest, and a spontaneous fermentation (20% full bunches) in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks, we age the Indigène for 15 months in barriques (a mix of new and 2 years old ones).
A great wine to keep and drink for the next ten years. Limited to 3231 bottles and delivered in original wooden boxes (6 bottles).
The robe is deep, dark in colour with purple reflections.
The aromatic profile is powerful and complex, revealing notes of tobacco, liquorice, scrubland and undergrowth.
The palate is ample, full, coated, tender and balanced, with silky, delicate tannins, giving way to peppery notes, a peony aroma and a roasted tonality.
Best in a generous glas slightly closed at the top to instantly perceive the aromas, voluptuousness and generosity of this great Syrah.
Try the wine solo, with a good book, jazz or classical music. At the table Syrahs perfectly matches with game (deer, wild boar, venison), lamb or white meats with a hint of sweetness like a rabbit or a poulet de Bresse. After 5 years the wine will reveal more complex tertiary aromas that call for elaborate dishes, such as a duck breast, a pigeon, a tender venison. A less classic choice: grilled salmon.
Syrah marries well with mature hard cheeses produced from cow or sheep’s milk. (Parmigiano Reggiano, Sbrinz, Pecorino or Manchego) and with mature and fruity soft cheeses such as Camembert, Münster or Brie de Meaux.
Our favorite partner is dark chocolate made of high quality cocoa beans. Just try a piece of dark chili chocolate and a sip of Indigène. The mix of bitter chocolate, chili notes and typical Syrah aromas (black currants, spices...) is simply delicious.
Gold Medal: Concours International de Lyon 2020
Lyon is recognised as the capital of gastronomy and good taste, and so it was only natural that the city should be a showcase for the world’s best wines.
The Concours International de Lyon has a reputation in keeping with its prestigious partners: Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, the Association des Sommeliers de Rhône Alpes, Metro, and Global Wine and Spirits.
The enthusiasm for this competition is widespread. International tasters from all sectors (oenologists, sommeliers, chefs, wine shop owners, as well as knowledgeable consumers) have made this competition an important event on their agenda. The position of honorary president alternates between a well-known sommelier and a chef from Lyon. In 2020, some 7870 samples from 39 countries were tasted.
Médaille Argent: Vinalies®Internationales, Paris 2020
Every year, the Union of French Œnologists organises one of the most prestigious competitions in the wine world. Created in 1994, the Vinalies® Internationales Competition has become one of the major events. It is a major event in terms of its longevity, since it is being held for the 26th time, but also in terms of its renown. Over 5 days, the jury members, all experts in sensorial analysis, gather together each morning under the presidency of a French wine specialist, to blind taste wines from all four corners of the world. The jury of 130 tasters from nearly 40 nationalities contributes to the unique character of the event. Last year, over 3,500 bottles were tasted.