Chateau Unang La Source 2010 AOC Ventoux Red

source 2010Grape Varieties :  Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault (with yields of 30-35hl/hectare, hand-picked).

 Tasting Notes :  Intense aromas of blackcurrant, peppers and balsamic are evident with this deep, dark wine. The round tannins are in step with this elegant wine, which also boasts a mineral – graphite – side, and gentle clove finish. There is a smokiness to the wine that almost goes to soot. 

 Terroir :  The highest vineyards on the domaine, at just over 300 metres, are reserved for the red wines. The syrah benefits from an outstanding hill-top exposure where the soil has a higher clay content – and is sometimes barely 20cm deep. Their southerly aspect, fanned by the Mistral wind, leads to ripe, clean fruit.

 Wine-making :  The grenache was initially fermented at cooler temperatures 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. This was followed by barrel ageing for a year.    

 Notes : Serve at room temperature. Ready to drink from 2012 and will improve for 5+ years. Works extremely well with roast duck accompanied by beetroot. 


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