Saint Jean du Barroux La Pierre Noir (750ml)
Le Barroux is a small Provencal town located in the heart of the Vaucluse. Its twelfth century castle overhangs the stone-built village houses and picturesque alleys. In between the two famous mountains, the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, le Barroux is renowned as being an excellent tourist site, providing a magnificent view point. Nature surrounds the village, forests and fruit trees, intermingled with vines which paint a varying landscape of changing colors. The estate vineyards extend over 15 ha of the hillside, at an elevation of between 300 to 400 meters. It consists of 11 hectares of vines and 4 hectares of fruit trees and forest, on alternating terraces and slopes.
Phillip Gimel is the winemaker of the Saint Jean du Barroux wines. His wines express the terroir of the lower slopes of the famous Mont Ventoux near the road between Le Barroux and the Roman town of Vaison la Romaine. The talented Philippe keeps his yields very low in order to concentrate fruit flavour and de-stems every hand picked bunch. A lot of attention and care goes into crafting these wines and this results in wines that are pure with fine tannins and lots of flavour.
The wine’s bouquet is reminiscent of some great Rhone reds. An intense melange of floral and dark fruit aromas with a velvety smooth palate and a long elegant finish.
A blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Carignan and Cinsault from estate vineyards in the Cotes du Ventoux appellation. The vineyards are certified organic (EcoCert). The vines are 25 years old and grow on poor stony soils from the Oligocene Era at an altitude of 300-400 meters. The wine is aged in 23 months in tank and neutral oak barrels.