This is a very pretty wine and a fine value. The blend here is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. Dom du Séminaire is a 250-acre estate in the hills above the village of Valréas. The vineyards are in the cool foothills of the Alps near the northern limit of ripening Grenache. Hardy vines are swept by the strong mistral winds. Hervé Pouizin is the 4th generation to farm this land; he and wife, Mathilde, have preserved the self-sufficient estate mostly as it was a century ago with one key exception-they converted everything to organic farming. Fermenting wines in the same huge concrete tanks since 1938, the couple takes an old-school approach to winemaking and uses no oak. They produce high-toned, bright, floral wines in keeping with their region and elevation. The wines are bottled early with minimal sulfur to preserve the fruit.