This is an intriguing wine reminiscent of Northern Rhone Syrahs. Dark with notes of violets, smoked meat, spice, herbs and black cherry, 'Sortilege' is aged in large barrels to build a smoky, rich flavour.
Only wild yeasts are used and the wines are bottled unfined and with minimal doses of sulphur.
Husband and wife team Luc and Patricia Bettoni farm 14 hectares of vines nestled in amongst the garrigue-covered hills above Saint Chinian.
This is a wild, untamed place at some of the highest altitudes found in the appellation, lending the wines freshness and balance rarely encountered in the region.
These are stunning wines, well thought of as some of the best in Saint Chinian, so we're proud to be the UK importers to Les Eminades.
Grape varieties: Grenache Blanc, Marsanne
Winemaking method: Organic
Alcohol level: 13.5%