Côtes du Ventoux, Domaine Vintur Le Gentleman 2012

October 1, 2015

Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan

One of the founding domains in Ventoux (originally called Dom. Ribas la Font doú Téule) was thankfully re-named Domaine Vintur when the 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 Parker, Wine Advocate 2015 and is a rising star within the appellation.  Le Gentleman is made in homage to all those crazy men that have completed the ascent of Mont Ventoux by bicycle. Grapes selected from the oldest vines and aged for 18 months in old oak barrels and a further 6 months in bottle before release gives a wine of both succulence and complexity.
A very affordable 90 point Parker score wine is described perfectly by Jeb Dunnuck, eParker.com 2015:
“Le 2012 Le Gentleman has turned out to be outstanding. Pretty, perfumed and beautifully textured, it has notes of black raspberry, black cherry, ground herbs, sweet spice and creamy liquorice. Medium-bodied and elegant, it’s not a heavyweight and excels on its balance, purity and texture. Enjoy it over the coming 5-6 years although I wouldn`t be surprised to see it evolve for longer”
Even if you never manage to cycle up Mont Ventoux you can still drink this wine and think of those that have!
Drink now —2022




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