La Pierre du Diable Rouge, AOC Ventoux, Rouge, 2018

Presentation

The wine
This huge rock, called La Pierre du Diable, or “Devil’s Stone”, overlooks Notre Dame d’Aubune Chapel. According to legend, it has three claw marks left by the devil who wanted to destroy the chapel, which was saved by the Virgin Mary.
Terroir
La Pierre du Diable is made from grapes grown on three different types of soil, which explain its unique personality and suave flavour: hills with light sandy soil, slopes with zaffer, a mix of sandstone and sand sediment, and a terrace of fallen rocks propitious to winegrowing.
Vinification
This expertly fermented wine displays fine fruit aromas and is naturally balanced. Fermentation methods include daily délestage (rack and return) and cooling of the must. The wine undergoes short maceration (8 days) in order to preserve the feminine elegance of its tannin. Ageing is also short to make the most of the wine’s intrinsic fruitiness. It is therefore bottled early.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Elegant, very fruity nose. Smooth with finely-grained tannin. Round and flavoursome.
Food pairing
Ideal with grilled meats, pork chops, and salads.

Reviews and Awards

Médaille de Bronze