Chateau Unang La Croix 2012 Rouge AOC Ventoux

 

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Grape Varieties
: Grenache, Sy,rah, Cinsault (with yields of 30hl/hectare, hand- picked).

Tasting Notes : This wine has an intense spicy, graphite nose, and a hint of vanilla. A deep ruby-coloured wine, it also has cherry fruit, mocha and Sichuan pepper notes. The tannins are soft and present, and support the velverty and textured length. Our freshness is there but so is some body.

Terroir : The highest terraces at Unang, at 300 metres, are reserved for La Croix. Our thin, sandy soils are straight over the limestone at this height and the north/east aspect, fanned by the Mistral wind, leads to ripe, clean fruit. The cuvée always leads with grenache, ably supported by the dark, concentrated syrah.

Wine-making : The grenache and cinsault were cooled on entry to the cave to harness the fruit. The syrah has a slightly longer fermentation and extraction (up to three weeks), to give more structure to support the fruit. The blend is aged in demi- muids for 16 months.

Notes : Serve at below room temperature (15ºC). Ready to drink from 2015 and will improve for 5+ years from then. An elegant accompaniment to a leg of lamb.

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