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Orin Swift Cellars 2015 D66 Grenache
Orin Swift Cellars 2015 D66 Grenache

Orin Swift Cellars 2015 D66

Optimum growing conditions with a crowning harvest mark the 2015 vintage. A saturated cardinal hue belted in garnet is revealed in the glass. The nose brims with an impeccable oak profile with shaded oak tree accents. A mineral cast of alluvial soil can be detected as well, which frames a vibrant perfume of red berry fruits, cassis, cardamom, and exotic spices. The entry bursts with a vibrant blueberry and cassis concentrate that is rounded out with the richness of a crème brûlée, or crema catalana. The mid palate has vibrant acidity with distinctive mineral notes of garrigue, stone, and schist. Closing with purpose, the wine boasts silky tannins and a lengthy finish of sublime richness.

Type

Red

Varietal

Grenache, Syrah, Carignan

Vintage

2014

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.2%

Appellation

France - California

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Orin Swift Cellars

The 2010 vintage marks the second release of D66 from our winery and vineyards in Maury, France. Situated in the outer Roussillon against the backdrop of the Pyrénées-Orientales mountain range, old vine Grenache thrives along with some Syrah and Carignan. We own approximately 235 acres (93 ha.) which were planted more than 60 years ago. The terrain of the "Cotes Catalanes" is dominated by black schist, with small deposits of granite and limestone in red rocky soils known as angile. Similar to the nearby growing region of Priorat, Spain, schist is a crystalline rock based soil that retains heat well but is poor in organic nutrients and nitrogens. Apart from lowland scrub and sparse tree plantings, very little agriculture survives here. The intense heat from the daytime sun is reflected back to the gnarled, head trained vines at night, increasing ripeness while maintaining acidity. The result is a very dark, concentrated, and finesse driven wine that embodies this singular region and terroir. As we continue to acclimate ourselves in Maury, our respect and admiration for the town, vineyards and people grows. Special thanks are in order to our General Manager Richard Case and Vineyard Manager & Cellarmaster Bob Doyle who helped to contribute once again to this special project.
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