"You could never compare it to the type of wine we make in Gigondas. Needless also to ask which one is better. They are different, that’s all. I like working with terroirs that mark the wine. You only have to provide guidance and support.
This is my second vintage in Châteauneuf du Pape. So one might say that I am discovering this wine at the same time as you do. To me, this wine has a very deep, multi-layered taste, like in 2010. Its tannins are very powerful, without ever getting rough or even being predominant. They are always wrapped into smoothness and carried by a fine acidity.
It’s rather a wine that expresses through length than width."