|A self-described paisian-vigneron, Guilhem Dardé approaches vinification with enthusiasm. For 20 years he sent his wine to the cooperative. In 1983 he bought winemaking equipment and scandalized his village! The Coteaux Guilhem is a blend of about 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 5% each Cinsault and Mourvedre; the proportions vary according to the vintage. This wine is dark purple, with a ripe nose of cloves, cinnamon and coffee, is spicy and concentrated on the palate. The finish is long, with notes of licorice, coffee and kirsch. This wine is aged in barriques and bottled unfined and unfiltered.