Terroir Daronton - Édition Limitée, AOC Vacqueyras, Rouge, 2021

Terroir has a name: Daronton!

Story

The story
Terroir Daronton - named after its founders - delivers the finest expression of Rhone Valley wines.
Each cuvée is a blend of grape varieties and soils, selected for their ability to deliver the most accurate expression of its appellation. "Limited Editions" are partly oak aged. More complex, the wines will also have a longer ageing capacity.
Terroir
Clay & limestone soils covered by round pebbles.
Vinification
Hand harvest at optimum maturity. Low yields (25-30Hl/ha). Syrah and Grenache are vinified separately and fermentation lasts between 15 and 20 days.
Ageing
Grenache grapes are aged "on lees" for 12 months to soften the tannins, while Syrah grapes are aged in new oak barrels.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Syrah
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14 ABV
Vignerons engagés

Advice

Serving
16-18°C
Tasting notes
Rich aromatic nose of candied black fruit, blueberries and spice. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and liquorice notes on the longlasting finale.
Food and wine pairings
Roasted chicken with truffles, foie gras, vegetable pies or risottos.

Reviews

90-92/100
"Lots of cassis and both red and blue fruits emerge from the 2020 Vacqueyras Terroir Daronton Édition Spéciale, a medium-bodied, incredibly Provençal Vacqueyras that has supple tannins, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It has the purity and freshness to drink nicely right out of the gate yet the structure and balance to evolve of 8-10 years."