For Michel Chapoutier, the ‘Roussillon is like the Northern Rhône in Languedoc-Roussillon’, with ancient black and brown Schist-rich soils that allow him to explore his passion for terroir. Occultum Lapidem, from the excellent 2018 vintage, is a three-way blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan from biodynamically farmed vineyards. It showcases remarkably deep blackberry fruit, balanced by wonderful minerality and perfume from the limestone and gneiss soils.
Also on offer is the Occultum Lapidem Blanc 2018 – a classic Rhône-style blend of Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris. With its rich stone fruit and citrus appeal, it’s a great winter white.