From the superb Arcane series by Xavier Vignon – this is a brilliant wine that has one of the most interesting concepts going. Why would you not want to use to take grapes from the best plots, from the best recent vintages and blend all together!?
Coming from the higher elevation sites, the NV (non-vintage) Beaumes de Venise Arcane Etoile is another elegant, finesse-oriented wine from Xavier that has both richness and freshness.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre as well as a small amount of Viognier from 2015, 2016, and 2017, it has something profound in its texture and balance.
Notes of black raspberries, currants, dried flowers, lavender, and pepper are followed by a beautiful, full-bodied, elegant wine that might just be one of the greatest red wines to come from Beaumes de Venise.