Terroir Daronton, AOC Vacqueyras, Rouge, 2018

Story

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
This Cru Vacqueyras is a blend of wines from various parts of the appellation with similar terroirs: soil with river stones on the surface and blue clay deeper down.
Vinification
This cuvée was blended in our cellars to obtain an elegant, natural, very aromatic wine. After years of experience, we succeeded in creating the wine we were striving for: generous, pure, and mineral with deep, concentrated fruit.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 58%
Syrah : 34%
Mourvèdre : 6%
Cinsault : 1%
Carignan : 1%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 % vol.

Advice

Tasting notes
Velvety and concentrated on the palate, with an interesting taste profile, including black fruit and roasted flavours.
Food pairing
Perfect with red meat, such as grilled steak, or simply as an aperitif enjoyed with friends.

Reviews

Bronze
Médaille d'Argent