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Gabriel Meffre

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.

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2017
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The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

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Ventoux
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

This Ventoux is a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.

Terroir: 

The vineyard is located mainly on the sediment left by the seas of the Tertiary period at the base of the limestone massif of Ventoux.

Winemaking: 

Each grape variety is vinified individually. Vatting lasts for 2 or 3 weeks depending on the grape variety. The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The different grape varieties are then blended. Ageing in vats for 10 months before bottling.

 

What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.

 

Vegan Friendly.

 

Tasting notes: 

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

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

This Ventoux will pair nicely with charcuterie, a vegetable curry or lamb colombo. Served around 16°C, enjoy it now or cellar for up to 4 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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