“I reckon Dark Moon is for lovers of modern styles of Côte Rotie…. Pressed after 40 days on skins, it spent 14 months (unsulphured) in a mix of new 500l Francois Freres puncheons (40%), one year old puncheons and old barriques. Bottled unfined & unfiltered, with 40ppm sulphur. It is a denser, concentrated wine, its black and blue berry and blackcurrant fruit pure and plush, with leavening savoury bacon, violets, clove, star anise and cedar inflections. Purring tannins – a constant – ruffle the cloak of fruit. Sumptuous, but a sleeper – most definitely one to stash a way.”
Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective UK, 2018
As you stand on the edge of the mountain, embrace the darkness.
Wrap yourself in The Hermit’s robes, take comfort in this new light.
Welcome to the power of the Dark Moon.
You have begun your descent into darkness.