Saint Jean du Barroux La Source (750ml)
Saint Jean du Barroux 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 Gimel 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.
A blend of organic Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault from the Ventoux region which is at once sunny, mountainous and cool. The grapes are handpicked and de-stemmed before undergoing a 7 day maceration to extract colour, fruit and tannins. The wine ages in concrete and enamel tanks before bottling. The result is a concentrated fruit focused wines that beautifully expresses terroir. This wine can be enjoyed now, but has all of the structure and fruit character to develop for another ten years.
This wine is much-beloved by our staff- and for good reason! A blend of organic Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault- this is an honest wine made in a rich, flavourful style. Concentrated, fruit-focused wine with elegant tannins. In the depths of winter, I like to drink it in front of my pellet stove alongside homemade sausage and white bean cassoulet. In the summer, I’ll have it out on my deck alongside grilled, homemade sausages.