"In real life, Astralabe was the son of famous medieval lovers Héloïse and Abélard, who gave their names to our twin flagship reds. This cuvée, younger in age and in spirit than its complex collectible “parents,” is our vibrant yet easy-drinking Grenache-Syrah blend.
Assemblage of old-vine Grenache noir, over 60 years old, and other younger Grenache vines, north-west facing at 530m. Syrah over 30 years old, south-west facing at 540m. Deep, intense garnet colour with hints of mahogany. Rich and complex on the nose with notes of ripe dark fruits, spice and mocha. Smooth and fruity with velvety tannins. Finishes long and aromatic. Ageing potential: 8-10 years."- Chêne Bleu