Biodynamic rouge. Culled from an assortment of different terroirs--clay-limestone, galets roulés (rolled, alluvial stones) and sandy parcels--Mas de Libian's consistently delicious vin de soif is based on high-grown Grenache with roughly equal amounts of Mourvèdre and Syrah (all destemmed). There is also a little fruit from the estate's decade-old plantings of the 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's a short five-day maceration and the wine is raised exclusively in concrete tank. It's bottled unfiltered, with only a smidge of sulphur employed (the juice sees no other sulphur). Gorgeous mulberry and grenadine fruit, a lovely bright juicy personality. So light and digestible and delicious -- lip-smacking refreshment is the name of the game.
Mas de Libian Vin de Petanque 2018