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.
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.
50% Grenache, and 50% Syrah.
Hand picked in a great year, 2010, before being crushed and destemmed, the grapes were kept at 24°C to preserve the primary fruit flavours, with pumpovers and maceration conducted to optimise the extraction of elegant, concentrated, plump full tannins. The blend was aged for a further six months before being lightly filtered and bottled.
Alcohol content is 14.5%
2000 cases of 12
Colour: Deep garnet with purple lights.
Nose: Expressive nose dominated by spices and jammy red fruits with some hints of graphite (pencil leads).
Palate: Round and full in the mouth with notes of sweet fruits allied to grilled peppers and liquorice. It is dense with silky tannins on the finish. An accessible and pleasant wine redolent of its terroir.
Cellaring: Will grace all meat and cheese dishes. It is drinking well now but will keep for five years.