Terroir Daronton, AOC Rasteau, Rouge, 2018


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.
Situated in the North of Vaucluse, the vineyard turns due south shielded from the Mistral. Vineyards extend over a relief of hillsides on the grounds of stoneware of rolled pebbles and more in-depth clays.
The traditional fermentation takes 20 days.


Tasting notes
This wine has a beautiful garnet-red colour intense purplish highlight. It is also features a very attractive nose of ripe red and black fruit as well as sweet spices.
Food pairing
Perfect with red meat, such as a grilled steak or simply as an aperitif.


"A blend of Grenache and Syrah that sees a short élevage in concrete tanks, the 2018 Rasteau Terroir Daronton offers a medium-bodied, balanced, lightly textured profile as well as rock-solid notes of red and black plums, cracked pepper, mint, and sappy herbs. Drink bottles on release and over the following 3-4 years."
"The 2018 Rasteau Terroir Daronton (a blend of Grenache and Syrah), features herbal, slightly green notes but also ripe cherries and stone fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it could be a touch more concentrated, yet it remains a supple, attractive wine for drinking over the next 5-6 years."