In 2008, after more than 15 years spent rehabilitating the vineyard bequeathed to him by his father, Robert Joyeux bottled his very first wine, the cuvee N° 1. Convinced of the quality of the terroir that he had inherited and its potential for producing excellent wines, and flying in the face of popular opinion about Corbières wines, he chose to make an exceptional cuvee for laying down as his first wine.
Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache
Average age of the vines: 45 years old. Yield: 12hl/ha
Southern slope of the Pech, sheltered from the north wind. Cool terroir. The parcels are planted in a valley around former gypsum quarries on soils of marl with high concentrations of iron and seams of limestone.
Dark garnet red with flashes of violet. The nose is intense, complex, with aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, black pepper and liquorice with a swirl of balsamic undertones. Powerful, rich, with a delicately silky texture, and finishing on subtle notes of menthol intertwined with soft spice and mocha, this wine captivates with its complexity, finesse and exceptional freshness.