Chateau D’ Oupia "Les Heretiques" 2018
Made up of 90% Carignan and 10% Syrah with vines ranging from 40 to over 100 years old all sustainably farmed. Half of the Carignan is vinified traditionally, de-stemmed and fermented in used barrel and macerated with skins for 30 days--and half as whole clusters with carbonic maceration. Those wines are blended with the Syrah and aged in a combination of steel tank and neutral oak vats. This all results in soft tannins, medium acidity and body, with notes or red raspberry and currants with a touch of cured meat.