Domaine de la Citadelle Luberon Rouge "Le Chataignier"

Domaine de la Citadelle Luberon Rouge “Le Chataignier”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Sourced from the plots of “Ventabrene” and “Piedasse” which are composed of sandy marl soil of different elevations with a rather north exposure.
  • It is the most feminine terroir of the Domaine.

Varietal Composition: 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache

Elaboration: Total de-stemming. Cold maceration for 48 hours. Fermentation in thermo-regulated vats with regular punching down and pumping over. 18 to 20 days fermentation. Aging in steel tank.

Tasting Notes:  Beautiful ruby red color with purple reflects. Nose of fresh fruits: cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry with flowery notes and spices. The mouth is a successful union of freshness and elegant tannins.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Luberon is too often overlooked as a top flight Rhone appellation.  You’ll see it differently once you taste our current releases from the quiet powerhouse of Domaine de la Citadelle.

The property is brand new in the context of French viticulture – Yves Rousset-Rouard established the Domaine in 1989 after purchasing what was then a dilapidated farmhouse surrounded by 8 hectacres of vines.  Yves’ son Alexis came on board in the mid-nineties, and since then the Domaine’s holdings have expanded to 40 hectares divided into 62 vineyard plots set on a broad array of soil types. All Rhone varietals are in use here.  Farming is passionately organic and has been that way for 25 years.