‘Les Dissidents’ Le Paria 2020
“100% Grenache, not picked till 20 October at a yield of 38 hl/ha. Fermented without sulphur. Four punchdowns in concrete in the first few days. Malo and then three months’ ageing in concrete. Styled as ‘trendy and punchy’.
Relatively deep crimson for a Grenache. Sweet start is the most recognisably Grenache-like thing about the palate. Quite marked tannins but no obvious decay. The no-sulphur strategy seems to have worked in this regard. Simple fruity drink.
(Jancis Robinson, J R Purple Pages, Aug 2017)
75cl / 13.5%