In a nutshell:
A fresh, supple and organic Rhône Valley red blend grown on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.
Because of the higher altitude of the vineyards in the Ventoux area they can make wines with more freshness than elsewhere in the Rhône Valley. This, made by Scottish ex-pat James King is a blend of Syrah and Grenache which, after fermentation spends a year in oak barrels which adds texture and softness. The Syrah gives it a marked darkness of colour. And there are violets, cherries and hints of tobacco aromas which lead onto a palate of brambles, black pepper and herbs. Altogether this is a well made wine and largely achieves the elegance and depth of flavour which they set out to reach.
When to drink:
The softness and freshness make this highly versatile, but roast lamb, poultry and game are good food matches.