Sommelier note: Olivier Pascal and his adorable wife Fabienne Los Huertos have found themselves standing on gilded terroir. Everything they touch turns to liquid gold. Olivier is highly experimental with grape varieties and plans to plant a delicious Greek variety next year. His wines are receiving recognition on The Continent and by wine reviewers such as Jancis Robinson. This wine is a traditional Languedoc blend but the grapes are from wonderful terroir in the coveted schist soil of the Berlou micro- appellation. This wine is from hand harvested grapes. The Carignan vines are more than 80 years old. The grapes are fermented together with about 30% aged in second use Burgundy barrels. The stars surely aligned in the resulting bright and spicy, cooked berry blend, with a silky tannin feel as the weight of it slides across your mouth and cheeks to a gorgeous finish with some woody and mild tanned leather tones. Attracting yet another sip. It can stay in your cellar for 6-8 years unless you love the classic blend as much as we do - meaning it never hits your cellar. Serve this slightly chilled 16-18 C or 60 to 65 F.