$61.00 USD

Aged 2 years in a combination of demi-muids and large foudres, “Autour de Jonquieres” is built on the back of old-vines Mourvedre (40%) planted in poor limestone soils, with 40% Carignan and 20% Syrah as well, also from very old, minuscule-yielding vines. This cuvée displays that uncanny combination of elegance and power that characterizes so many of France’s truly great wines. It is both rugged and refined, both tenacious and supple, with a harmony of elements that suggests great cellaring potential. For its complexity, profound terroir expression, visceral pleasure, and long age-ability, we wager that there are few greater values for serious red wine to be found in all of France than Mas Jullien.