Chateau Unang Rouge 2010 AOC Ventoux

rouge 2010Grape Varieties :  Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault (with yields of 30-40hl/hectare, hand-picked).

Tasting Notes :  This wine has a vibrant, violet-tinged hue. Its nose takes in ripe cherry and pepper notes. In the mouth the cherry continues but edges towards balsamic and camphor, with a firm acidity keeping it fresh. The soft finish is black fruit with a little cocoa.

Terroir :  The highest vineyards on the domaine, at just over 300 metres, are reserved for the red wines. A sandy soil adds to the softness of our wines and the limestone underneath contributes to the mineral expression. Their south-easterly aspect, fanned by the Mistral wind, leads to ripe, clean fruit. 

Wine-making :  The grenache was initially fermented at low temperatures to ensure the maximum of fruit was harnessed. The syrah has a slightly longer fermentation and extraction (up to three weeks), to give more structure to support the fruit. Carbonic maceration was used to ferment a small part of the syrah.

Notes : Serve at room temperature or slightly cooler. Ready to drink from 2012 and will easily last 6 years, and probably more. Has great balance and will work with meatier dishes, but we like it with sausages and mash.

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