Power and elegance are allied in this blend of Syrah (60%) and Grenache from the Southern Rhône. Dark cherry fruit mingles with haunting violet and seductive pepper notes. Concentrated, yet elegant with very silky tannins and a long, lingering finale.
The young Swiss winemaker of Domaine Malmont devotes particular attention to detail in his methodical approach to vineyard management and wine-making, privileging freshness and expression in his wines over power. His 4 hectares of vines on steep terraces on the Malmont mountain are located at an altitude between 300 and 360m, ensuring freshness in the wine. While not certified organic, the same meticulous approach is devoted to maximize environmental sustainability.
Serving suggestions: Mushroom risotto or Cantonese roast duck are both well served by this wine, as are generally flavourful dishes, whether European or Asian.
Ratings: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90/100, Guide des vins Bettane + Desseauve 2018 16/20