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Ventoux

Appellation d'origine protégée

Our « Saint Pétrarque » Ventoux is a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes located on sediments left by the seas of the Tertiary period, at the foot of the Ventoux mountain.

Ventoux
couleur
2013
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The grape harvests 2013 in Ventoux will have been latest and the shortest of these last 15 years. The collected quantities were weaker than in 2012, Grenache having «flowed» a lot further to a very wet spring. However, weather conditions recovered during summer and untill the end of the grape harvests allowing a healthy and ripemature harvest.
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89   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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Ventoux
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

This Ventoux is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan grapes.

Terroir: 

The Mont Ventoux dominates the Provence with its protective mass. Its Southern slope (calcareous and clayey soils) extends slowly and hosts the vines of the Côtes du Ventoux. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, it endures the summer heat and violent Mistral winds.
 

Winemaking: 

Each grape variety is vinified individually to develop its own characteristics. Vatting lasts for 2 or 3 weeks depending on th e grape variety. The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The different grape varieties are then blended. The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

deep red robe with purple tint. The nose is enticing with hints of red ripe fruit and spices, and the mouth is elegant and round with a spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

This Ventoux will pair nicely with grilled lamb chops or beef daube.Serve between 16° and 18°C. Enjoy it now or cellar for up to 5 years.

The name of our cuvée refers to Pétrarque, a man of great culture from the 14th century, who lived in the town of Carpentras, near the Ventoux mountain.

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