Cuvée Le Gentleman 2015, AOC Ventoux
Our reserve red wine.
2015 was a very unusual growing season as early in the summer we lost the majority of our Grenache grapes to black rot, a disease not seen in the Rhône valley for many years previous. The remainder of the grape harvest grew healthily, but with unusually small and concentrated berries of very high quality. As the Grenache was harder hit than other varieties, the blend of our wines also had to change.
The wine was fermented in stainless steel and approximately 25% was aged for 24 months in previously used oak barrels. The Syrah constituent was fermented separately with a long maceration. There were no additions other than sulphur and the wine had a light tangential filtration before bottling in May 2018.
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan
Blackcurrant berries leading to white pepper and elegant, spiced ripe forest fruit.
Subtle tannins with opulent fruit and a mineral femininity which leaves a refined and long finish.
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