(2023) The new vintage of this old vine Grenache is made in a lighter style. A small part of the blend is a saignée, or 'bleed-off', as sometimes used to make rosé, blended back with wine that was 50% was fermented with whole bunches. It spent 15 months in the barrels. It does indeed pour a paler, still crimson, but more Pinot Noir-like colour. Lots of raspberry and summery fruit on the nose, a touch of white pepper, and just a suggestion of darker fruit and the barrel component beneath. Creamy and fruity on the palate, the tannins have a bit of heft to them, and there is keen, tart raspberry acidity to add more souring edge. Very drinkable but with a bit of strictness about it. £15.60 for club members.