Domaine Viret 2016 'Mareotis' Vin de France

Item Number: 16841

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 60% Grenache / 40% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: White clay and limestone

Winemaking Notes: From a single parcel of white clay and limestone, “Maréotis”—named after a lake in northern Egypt near Alexandria—combines 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah which are harvested and vinified together during a lengthy 45-day maceration. This 2016 spent four full years in a combination of mainly concrete and a touch of old barrels with no added sulfur, and despite its 15.5% alcohol it still offers lift and freshness—a testament to the way a wine can articulate the natural headiness and heat of its terroir in an appealing way if it is crafted with a thoughtful and attentive lack of interference.