Terroir Daronton, AOC Côtes du Rhône, 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
The terroirs that produce our Côtes-du-Rhône consist mainly of limestone soil with clay subsoil, which accounts for the wine’s rich character.
Vinification
Short cold pre-fermentation maceration locks in fresh fruit aromas. Fermentation takes place at 25°C and is conducted in such a way as to enhance this intrinsic fruitiness. Pumping over is done twice a day, and can alternate with rack and return. The wine is aged in concrete vats with regular racking until bottling in spring.
Varietals
Carignan
Grenache noir
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Elegant, delicate bouquet. Soft and rich on the palate. The tannin is discreet and melts in the mouth, especially on the finish.
Food pairing
This wine partners beautifully with chicken, salads, and delicatessen meats.