2018 Gramenon 'L'Elementaire'
Grape/s: Grenache Noir
This is a superb parcel, not from the actual Gramenon Estate, but from 50 year old vines from a 5ha property they purchased in 2007 in Valreas and converted to bio dynamics (as at the estate) I always love this wine as it is always somewhat hedonistic in youth. This 2018 was a standout at the tasting; it is deep in pitch as always, lush and brims with beguiling floral, stony scents and a deep carnal richness. In the mouth it is compact to start then fans out beautifully with succulence, freshness and vibrancy - provided it is kept well, this will last and last. Elementaire is a a great introduction to the old vines collection at Gramenon.