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Micro-parcels of 7,000 m2 (1.73 acres) planted in 2005 with Massale selection of Tempranillo, also called “Tinto Fino”. Density of 7,000 stocks per hectare, bush pruning, on individual poles. Carignan planted after the war from parcels located at 450 meters (1476 ft) above sea level, facing west and ripening late. First harvest in 2011. Ripening pushed for the Tempranillo and harvested in early October, by hand and in small crates. Destemmed, pre-fermentation maceration for several days. Carignan are added to bring freshness and power. Traditional vinification with slow fermentation for about two weeks, with light pumping 0ver and soft daily punching down. Aged in vats on lees with frequent open pumping over to avoid reduction. Bottling after light filtration and minimum SO2. Black and dense wine. Compact and dense palate, both velvety and ... rustic. Unusual wine, disconcerting but with a tasty finish, leaving a fresh and engaging palate. Unique wine with character.

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  • “Hervé Bizeul was the first to seek the very substance of the terroir which is expressed in this wine with strength and vigor”
    Gault et Millau, Hors Série, printemps 2012

  • “This bottle, born in a garage, will wreak havoc”
    Objectif LR – Novembre 2011
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