Domaine La Suffrene is a family estate that has been passed through the family for generations. A 50-hectare domaine spread across varying soils of sand, limestone, chalk and clay. Grapes harvested fromthe domaine were destined for the local co-op before Cedric Gravier, under the assistance of the grandfather, took control and began estate bottling. Cedric has built a new state of the art winery utilising stainless steel fermenters and large oak foudres.
|Varietal||Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault & Carignan|
|Brand||Domaine La Suffrene|
‘The wine is partially destemmed, fermented with wild yeast and aged 18 months in large oak foudres. 2012: “Dense and grippy from the start, with a core of plum, black currant and fig pâte de fruit notes accented by liquorice snap, Turkish coffee and bittersweet ganache hints. The long finish lets the fruit play out, but this still has ample grip for the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2024.’
91 Points – James Molesworth, winespectator.com