2019 Argilla ad Argillam Domaine des Escaravailles

Grapes Grenache
Colour Red
Origin France, Rh么ne
District Southern Rh么ne
Village Rasteau
ABV 15%

2019 Rasteau Argilla ad Argillam 60%Grenache & 40% Syrah, destemmed and concrete fermentation, aged in Amphora for 9 months prior to bottling. I like the freshness here, the Grenache really sings, bright and floral with raspberry, red cherry, the Syrah is in the background adding a deft touch of spice, maybe a hint of licquorice spice, also a hint of garrigue/rosemary, again this is so uncomplicated, a lovely example of of the vintage, that being purity and I think the amphora just gives it more drive and fresh flow. L&S (Sep 2021)

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Domaine des Escaravailles

Domaines des Escaravailles was established in 1953 by Jean-Louis Ferran and his two sons, Daniel and Jean-Pierre, in the village of Rasteau.

Today it is run by the third generation of the family, Gilles, the son of Daniel. With vineyards on not only the clay, limestone hillsides of Rasteau, but also in Cairanne, Roaix, Villedieu and St Roman de Malegarde. The estate is run organically and everything is done by hand with the wines made in the cellars in the heart of the property in Rasteau.

The estate takes it's name from the Occitan word for the Scarab Beetle, which you will also find adorning the labels of the wines.

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