Rouge, 2016. Grange Des Dames

Rouge, 2016. Grange Des Dames

Item #: L1117R1IF
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Rouge
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Ventoux, France
Color: Very Dark
Nose: Bramble, Plum and Leather
Palate: Weighty Fruit and Spice
Finish: Tannic and Long
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2022/Red Meat, Game/Alcohol: 13.5%
Availability: Out of Stock
Retail Price: $25.99    Log in for LOWEST PRICE!
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We are thrilled to present an amazing wine from Grange des Dames. The products of the Cotes du Ventoux represent the best value in red wines on the planet. The offerings here are in the same league, using the same grapes as Chateauneuf-du-Pape at less than half the expenditure.

Everything works here. The soil is a combination of limestone and ancient sea beds. The vineyards are over 1,000 feet above sea level, and the vines are 40-50 years old. All this wouldn't mean anything if it weren't for the great care taken by the winery personnel.

The grapes are picked early in the morning and hand-sorted so that only the healthiest ones are crushed. Stems are removed so as not to add overt tannins to the delicate fruit. And finally, the fermenting wine is gently pumped from bottom to top, to allow the juice to gain more contact with the skins, extracting color, flavor and presence. When the final component is added to the mix, all is perfect. It's called patience.

After aging in tank and bottle, the wine is deemed ready and so are we. It all comes together in breathtaking synergy as the soil, climate, detail and patience rewards us with this beautiful offering.

At first sip, one would think that this wine is bigger and bolder than it is. It descends on the palate, but just before you gasp comes the enveloping essence of dark cherry, spice and plum. It is the perfect balancing act.

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