This is one of the most rare and elegant wines of the south of France. According to Fhal, "L'Ubac (slope with the least sun) is from one of those rare parcels well suited to the Cinsault of the Roussillon. This variety, which made its reputation in certain wines before phylloxera, has been neglected or poorly planted since, often in the plains where its capable of prodigious, that is to say catastrophic, yields. This parcel is a 70 degree slope on gneiss facing due north, with 40 year-old vines worked by hand and by horse. It's the Pinot Noir of the south for me! A material very fine, very delicate, with length and a strong signature of terroir. With the Cinsault, there is Carignan from the same parcel planted in 1905, which, due to its age and its location on the steep slope, has truly a profile very mineral and fine. Whole bunch maceration, but foot-tread when put in cuve as I don't wish to have carbonic maceration. I keep the stems for the finesse of the tannins that they give. 20 month aging in 500 liter Austrian demi-muid."
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