La Reserve Saint Dominique Ventoux Rouge

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Vines are 20 – 35 years old on a plot of land at the foot of Mont Ventoux at 1500 ft elevation.
  • Higher altitude coupled with superb sun exposure produces fruit of exceptional quality rarely found at this price-point.

Varietal Composition: 100% Grenache

Elaboration: Tradition vinification. fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats after a short maceration period. The wine spends time in bottle before being released.

Tasting Notes: Ruby color with purple tints. Intense and expressive nose of cherries and raspberries, and fresh floral notes. It reveals round and full palate. The balance of flavor emphasizes an aromatic richness with spicy accents and fine aromas of thyme and rock rose.

PRESS

2017 – 91 Wine Advocate

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Eric Bonnet, winemaker in Courthézon – La Bastide Saint Dominique – AOP Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Cairanne – decided to create La Réserve Saint Dominique in order to offer his clients a selection of Rhone Valley Crus and Wines to complement the current range he produces. Willing to preserve his cultural ethics (to the benefit of the balance), the cuvées of La Reserve Saint Dominique allow much room for fruits, a good balance, in short, sheer pleasure for the palate. Aged for the majority in stainless steel tanks to favor the crunchiness of wines, the wines highlight the typicity of each terroir and are carefully selected for the greatest pleasure of the consumer.