Domaine Champ Long Ventoux Rouge Tradition 2014.
The Ventoux Rouge from Domain Champ Long is a complex and yet versatile red wine from the South of France. The Gely family have owned this Domaine since 1820 and their passion and drive to produce wonderful wines is clear with this excellent red wine from the Rhône region. The blend of two classic Rhône grape varieties, Syrah and Grenache make this a spicy yet easy drinking wine.
Nestled in the foothills of the Mont Ventoux, on the Princes of Orange route, is the Champ Long Estate. The sheltered and exceptionally sunny estate covers 30 hectares, straddling the Ventoux and Côtes du Rhône appellations. An exceptional diversity of terroirs contributes to the complexity of these fine wines, which are vinified using methods that fuse traditional skills with modern technology. Owners Béatrice, Christian and Jean-Christophe Gely, cultivate their passion for wine in this beautiful countryside, which has belonged to the family since 1820.
The vines are grown on a blend of terroirs: pebbly and sandy plateaus and limestone marl slopes, each impartng their own characteristics to the final wine and adding to its subtle complexity. Aged between 10 and 30 years old, the vines yield 45 hectolitres/ hectare.
The grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed, lightly crushed and cold soaked for 48 hours. Fermentation took place in concrete vats at 20°C, with racking and daily pumping over. The fermentation was kept short, five to six days, in order to obtain a fruity wine with little tannin. The wine was then aged for one year in concrete vats to maintain its fresh and fruity style.
Bright and fruity with aromas of ripe red fruits, wild strawberries and raspberries. The red fruit flavours are echoed on the supple, round palate of this easy drinking wine.
A versatile wine, which pairs well with roast chicken, grilled marinated meats, pasta dishes and stuffed vegetables.
Grenache 85%, Syrah 15%
France. Region: Rhône
Body Value: B (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 0.8
Contains Sulphites: Yes