Domaine de Fondrèche Ventoux Rosé 2021

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This wine simply reminds me of summer holidays in the south of France when I was younger. Long, lazy lunches of salads, charcuterie and grilled meats, washed down with the local rosé.

The problem is that the same wine never seems to taste the same when you get back home. Until this wine comes along.

It’s a classic Rhone blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache from the up-and-coming Ventoux region, near the imposing Mont Ventoux.

Winemaker Sebastien Vincenti is fast becoming one of the most respected names in the Ventoux, if not the whole of the Rhone.

The grapes are farmed organically, picked at night to preserve freshness, and aged on fine lees in tank for 6 months before being bottled.

It’s vibrant pink in colour, and bright red fruits and wild herbs leap out of the glass. One sip and you’re instantly transported back to those good times in the south of France.

Wine type Rosé
Grape(s) 50% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache
Country France
Region of origin Rhone Valley
Appellation Ventoux
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 12.5%
Oak? No
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 30 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 250m
Soil type(s) Sandy soils
Closure Type Natural cork
Is this wine organic? Yes, without certification
Biodynamic? Yes, without certification
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 3 Years
Ideal drinking window 2022-2024

It was on my hunt for southern Rhone gems that my winemaker friend Denis Crespo gave me great advice. ‘Think about the Ventoux’ he told me, ‘the value and potential here is enormous’.

So when he connected me with Sebastien Vincenti of Domaine de Fondreche, arguably the Ventoux’s top producer, I couldn’t believe my luck.

Read more about Sebastien here

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