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Xavier Vignon Ventoux Rouge
Xavier Vignon Vins
France - Rhone Valley - Ventoux AOC

Deep dark ruby color with crimson reflects, the wine offers on the nose some hints of black fruits, Provencal spices and garrigue. The mouth is ample with a great freshness yet some concentration. Medium finish with hints of red and black fruits.

Specifications
Appellation
Ventoux AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
60% Grenache and 40% Syrah
Age of vines
Average 50 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
76 parcels all across the Ventoux and in the Dentelles area, mostly in altitude (250-400 meters).
Vinification
Most of the time, Ventoux offers superb climatic conditions especially in the higher altitude parcels. In 2016 for instance, grapes were harvested in a perfect sanitary state. Both technological and polyphenolic ripeness were close to perfect.
Some grapes (Grenache & Syrah) are co-fermented for more complexity. A small batch of extremely old Syrah has been aged in barrel.
The rest of the blend was aged in concrete to preserve the fruit purity.
Production
2,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Spicy Pork ribs - Satay chicken skewers - Valencian style Paella - Steamed sea eel with black soya and garlic

Reviews and News

2017 Xavier Vignon Ventoux Rouge - 90 PTS - JD

2017 Xavier Vignon Ventoux Rouge - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Coming from a handful of sites in the Ventoux (mostly higher elevation, cooler vineyards), the 2017 Ventoux offers notes of ripe red fruits, garrigue, white pepper, and cedar. Elegant and medium-bodied, it has fine tannins, beautiful purity, and an pure, layered style."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 90 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Ventoux Rouge - 91 PTS - JS

2016 Xavier Vignon Ventoux Rouge - 91 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A ripe and rich Ventoux, offering aromas of blood oranges and wild raspberries that lead to a vibrant and gently grainy palate with fresh red plums and berries. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (October 2019), 91 pts

Producer Information: Xavier Vignon Vins

Originating from Picardie in the North of France, Xavier is proud of his « Picard » roots and of his modest origins. His mother is an agriculturist and his father ...
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