A rich and layered aromatic profile of blackberry, licorice, toasted spice, earth, and smoked bacon. It seamlessly flows to a medium-bodied, concentrated, and focused palate loaded with creme de cassis, graphite, smoke, and crushed rock. A string of acidity leads to a lengthy finish that keeps this wine light on its feet. Stainless steel vinification is to credit for this as well. Pairs perfectly with hearty, braised, or stewed dishes like cassoulet with beef, lamb, or wild game. Drink now and over the next 5-7 years.
Raphael Pommier tends his family’s certified organic vineyards just across the river from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Situated on the right bank of the Rhone River, in the Ardeche region, this ancient domain lies across 2 appellations, Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Vivarais. The chapel of Notre Dame de Cousignac was built in the 7th century and lies in the midst of the vineyards. The Pommier family, the current owners, bought the property in the Napoleonic era and cultivated wines and silk. After 7 generations, the vineyard is still active though the silk industry has disappeared.
The vineyards are located on marl-limestone hills from the Cretaceous period, when the Rhone River deposited thick layers of sand and pebbles. The vineyards are situated south-southeast, which allows the grapes to benefit from the Mediterranean and Rhodanian climates, ensuring perfect maturity. This combination of soil and climate, coupled with the quality of the selected grape varietals, result in full-bodied wines, noted for their originality and suavity.