AOC Ventoux, Domaine Vintur Cuvée Le Gentleman 2015

November 1, 2018

Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvèrdre, Carignan
One of the founding domains in Ventoux ( originally called Dom. Ribas la Font doú Téule) was thankfully re-named Vintur when  new owners came along in 2011 and began their investment programme. This is now very much “a Domaine to keep an eye on” according to Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2015 and is a rising star within the appellation. Le Gentleman is a special cuvée made in homage to all those crazy men that have completed the famous Tour de France stage  – the ascent and descent of Mont Ventoux! 

Grapes selected from the oldest vines, with 25% aged for 2 years in old oak barrels and a further 6 months in bottle before release, gives a wine of both succulence and complexity.  Le Gentleman is only made in the best years (no 2013 or 2014) and 2015 was an exceptional vintage for red wines in the Rhone Valley. This is a big hitting wine only just starting its drinking life now.
Blackcurrent berries leading to spiced ripe forest fruits sprinkled with white pepper. In the mouth subtle tannins, opulant fruits,creamy liquorice and with a long elegant finish. At this stage of its development it will benefit from some aeration before drinking and it will give great pleasure for many years to come.
For all big flavoured dishes or even to savour on its own before a summer BBQ or in winter in front of the fire dreaming of your personal cycle trip up Mont Ventoux!

Drink now — 2025

 

£90.00

Bottles per case:
6
Price per bottle:
£15.00