Terroir Daronton, AOC Beaumes de Venise, Rouge, 2018

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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 soil consists of marl, gypsum, and a layer from the Triassic Period a type of terroir that exists only in the Rhône Valley. The vines produce elegant, classy red wines on soil that is rich in trace elements and not very stony.
Vinification
The grapes used to make this cuvée were picked when perfectly ripe and then selected with the greatest of care. We blended this wine to bring out a complex bouquet of ripe fruit and spice, and to make it both soft and smooth on the palate.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 53%
Syrah : 42%
Cinsault : 2%
Carignan : 1%
Mourvèdre : 1%
Clairette : 1%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 15 % vol.

Advice

Tasting notes
A steady red color adorns this Beaumes of Venice with dark purple reflections. The nose evokes the blueberry, the cherry and the vanilla. The mouth is ample and supple.
Food pairing
This wine is harmonious. Ideal with a the traditional vegetables cooking and the inspirations of the modern meats.

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