Mas de Libian Vin de France Vin de Pétanque 2020
Very limited this year. Biodynamic rouge. Culled from an assortment of different terroirs—clay/limestone, galets roulés and sandy parcels—Mas de Libian’s consistently delicious vin de soif is based on high-grown Grenache (75%) with roughly equal amounts of Mourvèdre and Syrah (all de-stemmed). There is also a little fruit from the Estate’s decade-old plantings of two southern Rhône natives; Counoise and Vaccarèse.
Pétanque refers to the popular Provençal game of boules, and this wine is correspondingly built for splashing around with friends in casual settings. There was a short five-day maceration and the wine was raised exclusively in concrete tank. It was bottled unfiltered, with only a smidge of sulphur employed. 2020 has gifted us a beautifully crunchy Pétanque. It's a lucid, joyous glass of fresh raspberries and vivacity, born to go with anything off a smoking grill.