Le Pont, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Vaison la Romaine, Rouge, 2019

Story

The wine
Still standing after more than 2,000 years, the bridge at Vaison-la-Romaine is the village’s pride and joy. The architectural balance, the monument's strength in the face of the elements and its longevity are like the wines: intense and long. Their freshness rivals that of the Ouvèze which runs down there and comforts visitors with its rattling so harmless in appearance. Let’s be wary of this “Roman” cuvée and its all-hidden power.
Terroir
Clay-limestone slopes, exposed North-North West.
In the vineyard
Manual harvest.
Vinification
Traditional vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats. Control of temperatures. Long fermentation, around 20 days.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
The aromatic complexity: red fruit, gray pepper and tarragon and the velvety tannins maintain a flawless persistence and intensity. Young or advanced, the Pont Romain will be able to impose its presence.
Food pairing
Goat cheese and tomato pie, piece of grilled beef, lamb chop with herbs, a brie.