Oratoire Saint-Martin 'Reserve Des Seigneurs'
Cairanne, Rhone Valley, France
Pure black fruit within the wide bouquet, black cherry, blackberry and dried thyme. There's sound richness, good layered content, and tannins that stretch out well. The Grenache gives a plum presence, and there's something of blood oranges towards the finish. There are flashes of Mourvèdre darkness here and there, the length genuine and fresh.
Biodynamic. 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. The Oratoire vineyards are located on steep hills. Following fermentation with indigenous yeast in concrete vats, the wine was matured for 15 months and bottled without fining or filtration. No sulphur was used during the wine making and only a touch at bottling.