Terroir Daronton, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Vaison la Romaine, Rouge, 2020

Story

The story
Bringing together 388 artisan winegrowers family 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
Clay-limestone hillsides and sandy-clay soils, exposed south - southwest.
In the vineyard
Harvests mainly manual. Average yield 38 hl / ha. Average age of the vines: 42 years
Vinification
Traditional vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats. Control of temperatures. Long fermentation, around 20 days.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah
Cinsault

Advice

Tasting notes
Cherry, redcurrant, spice notes and a crisp palate
Food and wine pairings
Goat cheese and tomato pie, piece of grilled beef, lamb chop with herbs, a brie.