2019 Chateau Valcombe Ventoux RoseBlend from France
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There are twenty-eight hectares of vineyards at Chateau Valcombe which is situated at an altitude of 1000 feet and in the shadow of Mont Ventoux. Four red grape varieties (Syra...
There are twenty-eight hectares of vineyards at Chateau Valcombe which is situated at an altitude of 1000 feet and in the shadow of Mont Ventoux. Four red grape varieties (Syrah, Carignan, Grenache and Cinsault) and four white grape varieties (Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Bourboulenc) are planted and the average age of the vines is 50 years (as of 2011). Certain parcels of Carignan and Grenache were planted in 1936 (making them 75 years old as of 2011). The soils are essentially limestone and are covered with the famous “galets” of that area, large round rocks worn smooth by the movement of the Rhone River. Deep in the subsoil of Valcombe one also finds the unusual blue-inflected clay (“bleu argile”) that helps define the unique characteristics of the wines of Valcombe. The harvest here is exclusively by hand with a strict sorting occurring in the vineyard. Their vineyards have been Certified Organic (ECOCERT) since 2013.
|Sub-Region||Cotes du Ventoux|
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Cinsault, Syrah|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, strawberry, vanilla, musk, currant and blueberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, game, tar, dust, spice box and cedar|