Terroir Daronton, AOC Rasteau, 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 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.
Vinification
The traditional fermentation takes 20 days.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Tasting advices

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.