Château Thézane, AOP Vacqueyras, Rouge, 2017

Story

The wine
The château’s history dates back to the 1809. François Xavier Isidore Chauvet, originally from Vacqueyras and owner of the estate, was the first person to grow vines here. Construction of his maison bourgeoise there took place during the Restoration, circa 1825. Two centuries later, Château Thézane is still there, and is now owned by Colette Conil, who also runs the estate. Colette lived most of her life in Paris, very far from any vineyard. The secrets of quality at Château Thézane are expertise, tradition, rigour, and a love of viticulture.
Terroir
This Vacqueyras owns the richness in a clay-limestone soil.
Vinification
Thanks to the organic approach, the wine is a perfect expression of its terroir.
The grapes are maintained at low temperatures for three days, for maximum extraction of aromas. Then, alcoholic fermentation takes place at 25° - 30°C, with a long vatting time of about two weeks.
Varietals
Carignan
Grenache noir
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
Black fruit, spices, and garrigue on the nose. The palate displays remarkable finesse, with good concentration and elegant tannins.
Food pairing
Château Thézane is perfect with grilled beef with sea-salt, veal chops à la provençale, or even rich chocolate cake with custard.