Mezura 2016 is a blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan grown on schist from very low yielding vineyards. In organic conversion, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Blend: 60% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan
Blocks: 43 le Jardin, 15 La Mer, 42 le Figuier, 45 l’Olivier
Yield: 18 hL/ha
Maturation: 40% aged for 12 months in new French oak casks of 400 litres and new Austrian oak casks of 500 and 600 litres
Production: 6800 bottles. Unfined and unfiltered
Jeb Dunnuck, July 2018 – 90
Outstanding notes of black cherries, iodine, shrimp broth, and marine-like nuances emerge from the 2016 Saint Chinian Mezura. This Syrah-dominated effort has medium-bodied aromas and flavors, clean, pure fruit, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish.
** – Guide Hachette 2019
This vintage has the strengths of its minerality, its aromas of black fruits (crushed blackcurrant), its greedy, fleshy, round, smooth and silky palate. 2020-2024.