Domaine Pertiane, AOC Vacqueyras, Rouge, 2019

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The wine
Owned by the Bres family for three generations, Domaine la Pertiane has more than 25 hectares of old Grenache and young Syrah vines. The name comes comes from a large rock formation, the Rocher de la Pertiane. The vines grow on slopes at the foot of Safre Hill, where former quarries bear witness to the area’s outstanding geological complexity. This sandy terroir blended with river stones produces an unusual wine that is voluptuous in a unique way.
Terroir
This wine’s rich taste comes from the rocky and sandy soil of the garrigue.
Vinification
The estate is currently converting to organic and biodynamic viticulture. This enables us to grow grapes in prime condition while respecting the environment. These grapes come only from the best plots, as ascertained by tasting prior to the harvest, and hand picked. WInemaking is done traditionally to guarantee the finest expression du terroir.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 50%
Syrah : 50%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
AB Agriculture Biologique
Demeter

Advice

Serving
It is best enjoyed at a temperature of 16°-18°C. Although delicious now, it will reach its full potential in 4-6 years.
Tasting notes
Deep red colour with purple highlights and an aromatic bouquet of blackcurrant and violet. The wine is soft and silky on the palate with flavours reminiscent of liquorice, blackcurrant, and bay leaf.
Food and wine pairings
This is a great wine with chicken, beef, veal, and vegetables casserole.