La Pèira

Highly respected consultant oenologist Claude Gros has really struck gold here. His secret is fairly straightforward and centres on traditional winemaking with indigenous varietals (both Carignan and Cinsault pre-date Grenache in the area). Every single wine in the versatile Pèira portfolio is an absolute stunner; from the magisterial complexity of the white, Deusyls, through to the three reds which just about sums up the spectrum of expectation of expectations from a great red wine; Les Obriers is fruity yet dense, Les Flors is rich yet magnificently intricate and La Pèira en Damaisela is a terrific vin de garde, worthy of extended cellaring.