About The Wine
Inside the bottle: This is the most flashy and powerful wine in the lineup from François. It is aged in a mixture of stainless steel and large vertical oak tanks which seem to turn this potential monster into a charming and upfront wine. It is stockpiled with rich, gritty texture and a mouthful of stoniness with a nose that has great focus. If there are five dimensions to a wine, this one has three and a half, but they come at you like a freight train.
Terroir: The name comes from the heavy clay content in this soil. On a dry summer day, it is hard to imagine what these clingy clay lovers will do to the bottom of your shoes. Speaking from experience, on a wet day, they will indeed stick to you and only let you go when you scrape it off. There is plenty of active limestone that is mixed in with this clay, which seems to impart its high-toned and powerful mineralic impression to the nose and palate. The key to understanding the girth of this wine lies in the clay soils, which give it its power and generosity.