Domaine de Fondrèche Ventoux Rouge 2019

Traditional Price €19
WineSpark Price €12.50
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This is the Domaine’s top-seller - a deliciously dark and spicy blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Sebastien picks the grapes from organically and biodynamically farmed 40-year old vines on the Fondreche plateau under the imposing Mont Ventoux.

The combination of sunshine, soils and cooling winds from the mountain create perfect balance and flavour in the grapes. Sebastien then ages the wine gently in a mixture of small barrels, large casks and concrete eggs to preserve all the flavour and character in the grapes.

This wine sums up exactly why Ventoux is a region on the rise - all for an amazing price, especially compared to its southern Rhone neighbours.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

50% Grenache 30% Syrah 20% Mourvedre

Country

France

Region of origin

Rhone Valley

Appellation

Ventoux AOC

Vintage

2019

Alcohol %

14.5

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

10 months 

Type of Oak

Foudre Stockinger (Austrian oak - Wooden tun) / Ovoid Tanks (Concrete)

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

No

Average age of vines

30 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

250 m

Soil type(s)

Clay, Limestone

Closure Type

Natural Cork

Is this wine organic?

Yes

Biodynamic?

Yes

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

5 years

Ideal drinking window

2023-2026

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

Next time you’re in the area, get yourself down to Chez Serge in Carpentras - a great restaurant according to Sebastien. The menu is focused on truffles and this wine is perfect for this.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Larry Betts (Gorey)
Big hit of intense fruit flavours

Intense full flavours of cherry and blackcurrant. Dry and tannic at first but mellows out to a nice long soft fruity finish. As the wine breathes,it opens up a little and the lighter fruity flavours come through. Great value for a complex example of a classic GSM blend

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