Terroir Daronton, AOC Vacqueyras, Blanc, 2018

Presentation

The wine
En réunissant un collectif de 236 artisans-vignerons au coeur du Massif des Dentelles de Montmirail, Rhonéa rassemble un des plus riches terroirs viticoles du Rhône appelé Daronton, du nom de ses fondateurs il y a près de trois générations. Issu d’un volcanisme froid il y a 60 millions d’années, les Dentelles de Montmirail se composent d’une mosaïque de roches salées, d’argiles bleues et de roches calcaires qui apportent aux vins un caractère puissant, élégant et profond. Ces couches de sédiments, emprisonnées à plusieurs kilomètres sous terre, ressurgissent à la surface pour former un terroir unique au monde.
Terroir
Cru Vacqueyras is a blend of wines from various parts of the appellation with different terroirs : soils with river stones on the surface, zaffer, and deep clay.
Vinification
Our vineyard management and winemaking methods, handed down through several generations, make the very most of the Vacqueyras terroir. The grapes are brought to the winery in the cool of the early-morning and undergo skin contact at 10°C to extract all the fresh fruit flavours and roundness. The wine is then aged on its lees to retain maximum freshness.
Maturing
The wine is then patiently reared on fine lees to keep all its freshness.
Varietals
Clairette : 7%
Viognier : 34%
Grenache blanc : 25%
Bourboulenc : 18%
Roussanne : 16%

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
The intense bouquet has delicate white flower overtones and hints of dried fruit. The wine is round, elegant, and full-bodied on the palate, with plenty of character.
Food pairing
This wine makes an ideal aperitif, as well as a good accompaniment to fish in beurre blanc sauce, trout meunière, or gourmet salad.

Reviews and Awards

Bronze