This is a fabulous wine from the southern Rhone. This blend is mostly Grenache with some Syrah and a touch of Carignon. Fruit is sourced from three separate "terroirs" within the Ventoux region. Fresh ripe cherry fruit and dried herbs with hints of black pepper. Small batch production from the brothers Fenouillet. This is rather quaffable and lovely!
Bottled unfiltered. Native yeast. Made as a natural wine.
95 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "This youthful Chateauneuf has a very complex nose of graphite, raw meat and lilies. With aeration the black-cherry note steadily grows in intensity. Bold, leathery and earthy palate with fine tannins that...
97 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "Enveloping, warm and spicy nose with an extremely wide spectrum of aromas, ranging from dried rose to graphite via thyme and smoked bacon. Very powerful, concentrated and earthy, yet there’s brightness in there...
A beautiful Gigondas with a mouthful of bright, ripe red fruit and briary, floral earth. Tons of dark cherry fruit balanced by fresh acidity in this bottling of 70+ year old vines. Certified organic (ECOCERT).