The monumental 2016 vintage marked the inaugural bottling of Le Plateau, sourced from a large vineyard site planted with a diverse range of varieties. This cuvée combines Julien’s oldest-vine Mourvèdre with smaller percentages of Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Counoise, and Clairette. This northwest-facing and slopped site is between 225 and 250 meters in elevation. Entirely encircled by woods and exposed to nearly constant winds results in low yields, a late harvest date, and concentrated fruit. It is an indigenous co-fermentation in a small concrete tank with 100% whole clusters. Production is small, at only 180 cases in an average year.