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2015 Xavier Vignon Vin de France 'Le Diable' (Arcane series)
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £21.00
Cases (12 bottles) @ £252.00
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Tasting Notes:
It's a Vin de Pays because some of the grapes come from Chateauneuf which can't be downgraded to Cotes du Rhone! Old vine Mourvedre giving plenty of spice and black fruit. Let it breathe a while or age it another decade or so. Fantastic stuff.

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Drinking Dates:
2019 to 2030
100% Mourvedre (mostly over 100 years).
Selection based on mineral salts & polyphenolic concentration. Hand harvested and partially destemmed. Three weeks cold start maceration to favour the diffusion of flavors compounds and polyphenols without extracting harsh tannins. Aged 30% in new French oak (medium toast), 70% in small concrete tanks.
Critic Reviews:
'There are two slightly eccentric wines from this estate that merit serious attention. Almost 100% Mourvèdre from a parcel close to Vinsobres, the sensational 2015 Vin de France Arcane XV Le Diable had a three-week maceration (Xavier prefers to get as much extraction as possible before alcoholic fermentation), and was aged mostly in small oak tanks and concrete. Blueberries, blackberries, peppery herbs and spice all flow from this layered, full-bodied beauty that has awesome purity, integrated acidity and plenty of structure. Give bottles 2-3 years and drink over the following 10-15 years.' Jeb Dunnock,

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