This estate goes back to the 14th century, during the time of the Avignon popes and Florentine aristocracy, and became entirely devoted to wine production starting in the 15th century. Today, 40 hectares of vines (primarily Grenache, Syrah, and old Carignan) grow on clay-limestone slopes with good sun exposure. The Verdier family looks after each plot with the greatest of care and does everything by hand to reflect the best of their fine terroir. This Cotes du Rhone is a blend of Syrah and Grenache and has a deep, dark red color with purplish highlights and a complex bouquet of black fruit, spice, and licorice. With volume and body on the palate, it is underpinned by tannin that is both silky and firm. It is perfect with braised rib of beef, Provençal beef stew, and mature cheeses.