Country: France Region: Rhone
Varietal: Grenache/ Syrah
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Domaine des Anges
The Domaine des Anges is a small, beautiful vineyard situated at 350 meters on a hillside across the valley from Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence. It benefits from altitude, a variety of soils ranging from calcareous clays to rich stony ferrous, the position of its vineyards and cooling evening breezes in summer.
The vineyards are situated on eastward facing slope of calcareous clay at an altitude of 350 meters. Our whites particularly benefit from altitude and cooling breezes, which help preserve acidity and freshness.
Made respecting traditions, going back to Roman times, and nature, through the use of organic practices, which, blended with care and experience, come together in a wine we believe will exceed your expectations.
The wine is a blend of 33% Grenache blanc, 33% Roussanne, 33% Bourboulenc.
Handpicked early in the morning, when it is cool, to ensure they are delivered to the winery in the very best condition, the grapes were crushed, destemmed and gently pressed before the juice was settled for 48 hours. After racking, the juices were fermented separately at temperatures of 12°C in stainless steel tanks. The fermentation can last up to two months, lending both fruitiness and elegance to the wine. After careful blending, the wine will be bottled in spring to conserve its freshness.
1000 cases of twelve bottles
Colour: Bright, straw yellow with green lights.
Nose: Charming and intense, with nuances of blossoms and white cling fruits
Palate: Full, rich but well-structured. Dominated by fresh fruits, white peaches and exotic fruit, finishes with a citrus note. It is very long and finishes with a suggestion of minerality.
Cellaring: Best drunk young, but will develop an interesting honeyed note with time. A food wine that will also revitalise the palate as an aperitif.