This is a big, bold blend of 90% Mourvedre and 10% Grenache, an ambitious effort out of AOC Lirac, a Cru of the Southern Rhone facing Chateauneuf-du-Pape on the opposite bank of the river.
|Adissat means “hello” in the old Provençal language. It is a term of endearment, and symbolizes the friendship born around a hearty Provençal meal in Châteauneuf du Pape, in the heart of the southern Côtes du Rhône. Adissat represents the fruit of the encounter, passion and dedication of Serge Doré himself, Gérald Lafont and Baptiste Olivier (respected consultant winemakers in the Rhône Valley).
The Adissat label is easily recognizable with its drawn portrayal of the Rhône River, complete with the galets roulés pebbles made famous by Châteanuf du Pape and the trellised vines.
The terroir is a Quaternary plain of galets roulés. The vines are trellised, soils are tilled, and a culture raisonnée is practiced, integrated agriculture whereby restricted use of pesticides operates in hand with respect for the environment. The grape varieties are vinified separately, and undergo a long maceration (3 to 4 weeks) with rack and return, pigeage, and pumping over, before being aged in concrete vats.