Terroir Daronton, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet, Rouge, 2018

Presentation

The wine
Bringing together 236 artisan winegrowers in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Rhonéa produces a wine from one of the richest winegrowing terroirs in the Rhone, called Daronton, the name of the family who first planted the vineyard three generations ago. Formed by ice volcanoes 60 million years ago, the Dentelles de Montmirail comprise a patchwork of evaporate, blue clay, and limestone that give the wines a powerful, elegant, and deep flavour profile. The layers of sediment found several kilometres down rise to the surface here to form a terroir unlike any other in the world.
Terroir
Situated at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail in the heart of the Vaucluse, the Sablet vineyards feature a soil of red clay mixed with river stones. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre vines growing on gentle slopes with ideal sun exposure produce beautiful grapes here.
Vinification
The harvested grapes are first destemmed and then a traditional winemaking method is used, which lasts for 15 days.
Maturing
Following this period, our Côtes du Rhône Villages SABLET is aged in vats for ten months.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Mourvèdre
Syrah
Technical specifications
Alcohol content: 13.5 % vol.

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
A beautiful garnet-red color that reveals a powerful nose with wild strawberry aromas and sweet spicy notes. A well-balanced wine with soft tannins.
Food pairing
Ideal with barbecued dishes sprinkled with Provencal herbs, this wine also goes very well with ripened hard cheese.