La Pascole - 2021 - Bruno Duchêne
Domaine Bruno Duchêne
An irresistible wine, fruit driven and redolent of flowers and mahaleb (this fragrant spice obtained from cherry kernels). Palate: balance, freshness, a delicacy... A lingering finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2029
A blend with 90% Grenache varietals (noir, blanc and gris) and 10% Carignan. The vines are 70 years old on a south-facing parcel. A natural winemaker, Bruno has his work cut out for him with his steep terraced parcels. Composed mainly of schist soils, mechanised farming is impossible here, so Bruno can only use a horse for ploughing. Vinification: whole bunches, vinified in barrels, without pumping over the must. Matured 6 months in barrels that have seen several wines. Unfined, unfiltered, zero sulphur added.
Bruno Duchêne, yet another kid from the northern France who headed south for the sunshine of Roussillon. Settling here in 2002 in a middle of a vineyard of vines that were clearly exceptional, but also impossible to work – at least with tractor. A vigneron in the right place at the right time, the vines he acquired were lovely terraced parcels, unsuitable for mechanised farming due to their...All wines
from the estate