63% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, 11% Syrah
Alc.13.5%Vol | RS2.2g/l | pH3.7 | TA5.1g/l
Dry farmed bush vines grown in sandstone derived soils.
TASTING NOTE by Greg Sherwood MW
A blend of 63% Grenache, 26% Cinsault and 11% Syrah from dry farmed bush vines grown on sandstone soils. The fruit was spontaneously co-fermented using wild yeasts employing 20% whole clusters. The wine shows a delightful autumnal aromatic profile of forest undergrowth, savoury fraise de bois, tilled earth, grilled Provençal herbs and subtle shades of summer garrigue. On the palate, the wine shows plenty of textural detail, fine silky caressing tannins and harmonious fresh acids. The red and black berry fruits are earthy but impressively pure and precise, finishing with notes of bramble berries, pomegranates and sappy spice. ‘Thief In The Night’ is more Burgundy than Rhône in style.
Drink now and over 6 to 8+ years.
Wine Safari Score: 94/100 – Greg Sherwood MW