Terroir Daronton, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan, Rouge, 2019


The wine
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.
Soil rich in pebbles or limestone gravels on slopes exposed South-East.
In the vineyard
Selections of plots on the best terroirs of the appellation. Short size in goblet for Grenache and Mourvèdre and Cordon de Royat for Syrah. Planting density 4000 feet / ha.
Traditional vinification, vatting for 12 to 15 days. Control of the vinification temperature between 28 and 30 ° C.
Grenache noir


Tasting notes
Beautiful purple color, notes of blackcurrant, violet and spices. On the palate, round, well structured wine with very fine tannins.
Food and wine pairings
Serve at room temperature (16 - 18 ° C) on grilled red meats, in particular, but it will also accompany the best dishes with nobility.