Ramparts are defensive walls built to protect something of great value. In this case, the walls are glass and the treasure Grenache. But even within such confines, and with such treasure, rules can be broken. This wine began in the 2013 vintage as a fun-time collaboration between Ali and grape grower pal, Damon, who wanted to experiment with Grenache. Their goal? Take beautiful fruit, break all the rules, and see what happens. We did the same with the 2014 vintage, adding further layers of complexity by blending in Mourvedre and Counoise, and confining it within the walls of a concrete tank for three months. The result? Still so good that Vikings would scale the ramparts of Paris for it!