Domaine de Fontavin - Vacqueyras - 750ml
Grapes : 70 % Grenache noir - 15 % Mourvèdre - 15 % Syrah.
Terroir : sand soil (Vacqueyras) and limestone terraces (Sarrians).
Age of Vines : Vacqueyras : 60 to 120 years old - Sarrians : 15 to 40 years old.
Area : 4 ha.
Viticulture : Organic farming. Ploughing, natural grass cover every other row, traditional Gobelet pruning and Cordon de Royat. Compost of sheep for soil life.
Winemaking : hand harvesting. Selective picking of grapes. De-stemming. Indigenous yeasts. Maceration during 18 to 20 days. Pumping over and treading. Matured 6 months in concrete tanks.
Tasting : intense purple color. Nose of red fruits : blackberry, blackcurrant. Velvety palate : the density of the fruits aromas is in harmony with the straight but delicate tannins. This wine’s strength is its balance : it is silky, elegant and long.
Wine and food pairing : Duck breast with raspberries, stuffed vine leaves, roast beef, white meat, veal escalope with mushrooms, cheeses.
Aging capacity : 5 to 7 years.