Tenet 2013 GSM Wine 750ml
The 2013 growing season enjoyed a record early start to bud break. Summer was
consistent and warm, perfect for the vines to ripen. Harvest kicked off early in midAugust
and extended into early November in some areas, as fall brought cooler
temperatures. The long, warm, consistent 2013 growing season resulted in beautifully ripe
and balanced wines.
More than one-third of the lots were fermented as whole clusters, with the remaining
lots fermented as de-stemmed grapes. The inclusion of stems during fermentation
contributes earthy, savory aromas and flavors that perfectly complement the pure fruit
character of the grapes. To further enhance these complexities, half of the lots also
underwent extended maceration.
After fermentation, the young wine was placed entirely into neutral French oak barrels
for aging, to help preserve the unique character of the wine itself. Selected lots were also
aged in 500-liter puncheons. The use of larger vessels for aging minimizes oxidation,
preserving the freshness of the wine. The remaining lots were aged in 225-liter barriques.
The assembly of the final blend was a true collaboration of winemakers Bob Bertheau,
Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie, combining their decades of experience to produce
a wine that is a testament to the tremendous potential of Rhocirc;ne varietals in
Superb crimson color with bluish hues. Deep and complex nose exhibiting wild
strawberries amp; raspberry jam with blueberry accents. Rich and velvety with complex
flavors of blond tobacco, white pepper, clove amp; star anise. Great concentration of very
fine tannins giving this wine tremendous length and great aging potential;