Echelon … we’ve all seen geese flying in formation … one bird takes the point and does most of the work … the rest fall into formation behind and askew the leader and take advantage of the wine break. Cyclists often do the same thing, especially when peddling into a cross wind. Echelon … when coupled with “upper” … also denotes high standing and superiority. Mourvedre does most of the work in our Echelon delivering an earthy depth and intensity. Grenache, Syrah and Counoise are trailing but still make notable contributions of fruit and spice to this opulent wine.