"Very sexy aroma, lots of cherry - really soft, juicy, compote cherry. This is silky, with peppery interruptions and incredibly drinkable. Superb."
This collaboration was established in 2012 by Anglo-Irishman, Simon Tyrell, Ireland’s leading Rhône importer, and Toulouse-born Charles Derain, previously sommelier to Alain Ducasse at Le Louis XV in Paris. They met when Charles moved to Dublin to take up a position with Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. They started looking at acquiring vineyards in the Gard in 2009 with the objective of owning 8 hectares around the higher elevation of the Saint-Gervais plateau within the next couple of years. Everything they own - or intend to purchase - will be either organic or in conversion. In addition, they operate a négociant business to source a wider range of fruit.