Grapes: 60% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan.
Region: France> Southern Rhone> Luberon.
Notes: Wine is aged mostly in concrete for roughly a year, with the Syrah partly aged in large barrels before being bottled.
Bastide du Claux was founded by Sylvain Morey, the son of Jean-Marc Morey, our long-adored vigneron in Chassagne-Montrachet. Thoughtful and strong-minded Sylvain left Burgundy determined to find his own way, settling down south in the historical but lesser-known region of the Luberon. All of the fruit for Sylvain’s wines is hand-harvested, with a rigorous selection made in the vineyards. Fermentations are allowed to start on their own with indigenous yeasts. He attempts to do a gentle extraction for the reds with a minimal amount of remontage and no pigeage. Once fermentations are complete, the wines are aged in barrels of various sizes or concrete tanks before being bottled with only minimal filtration when needed.
Food Paring: Ribeye, charred meat, lamb, casserole, stew, French onion soup, etc.