This is a blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Grenache grown on hard and soft limestone and alluvial soils. Vinification happens in a mix of concrete and conical oak foudre and it is aged for 12 months, in 30% new oak and the rest in two and three years barrels.The nose is ripe black fruits (blackcurrants, elderberries) notes alongside more spicy characteristics (pepper, herbs). The palate is very attractive with firm yet silky tannins. Aromatic, spicy with a fabulously generous weight. This wine has real impact, so you best be ready for it …once opened !
Englishman Robert 'Bertie' Eden is the driving force behind Comte Cathare, where he produces some of the finest and widely-praised wines in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Bertie is passionate about organic and biodynamic production and his entire estate is managed according to these principles. Winemaking is overseen by the extremely talented Benjamin Darnault.