"Stonier than the 2020; more smoke; more peaches; a hint of brûlée creeping in. I feel the bones and power of this wine more than I did the 2020, as if, one year on, it's shed some puppy fat and is starting to muscle up, stride away, less inclined to charm and seek approval. Deeply, deeply stony. The fruit and flesh hidden inside a deep well. There is almost something, weirdly, of Chablis Grand Cru here, in this intensely rugged, dry-country, windswept Roussillon mountain wine. You couldn't get more difference in terroir or cépage between two wines, and yet there is a kindred-spirit resonance. Fariha Róisín writes, 'The plants are very psychic, by they can express it only by silence and beauty.' You could say the same of Kaya 2019 – silent, right now, but full of beauty. I'd lay this down in the cool of the cellar for another couple of years. It's not ready. 17++/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
30% Grenache Gris, 30% Grenache Blanc, 20% Carignan Blanc, 20% Carignan Gris. Produced from 65-year-old vines planted on soils of clay and granite scree. Fermented and aged on the fine lees with batonnage in 50% oak barrels (2 vintages-used) and 50% stainless steel tank. Tasting Notes: Look for aromas and flavors of citrus and stone fruits, with a hint of earth. The wine is medium bodied and round, but with enough acidity to give it a crisp finish. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with richer fish dishes like a cioppino or grilled swordfish.