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 colour is deep, ripe, with dark reflections.
The nose is powerful and delicate, greedy, with lovely aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, jammy strawberry and subtle roasted notes.
The palate is full and suave, dense and harmonious, rich, with aromas of blackberry, black cherry and stone fruit, leaving a warm, chiselled and structured finish.
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.