Domaine de Fenouillet 2021 Rose, Ventoux AOC
Item Number: 17044
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Ventoux AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Grenache / 30% Cinsault / 15% Mourvèdre / 5% Carignan
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone, clay, and sand
Brothers Vincent and Patrick Soard broke with the local co-operative in order to bottle their own crop back in the early 1990s, and Rosenthal has been with them every step of the way since, remaining perpetually amazed at their ability to render these warm southern Rhône terroirs with seemingly effortless grace and balance. Their Ventoux Rosé, comprising 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre, and 5% Carignan, and produced solely via direct pressing, is breezy but appropriately Rhône-y, balancing spicy red fruits with terrific acidity. The domaine has been certified organic since the 2012 vintage, a fact which shows in their rosé’s irresistible vibrancy and vividness of fruit.
Fruit is harvested by hand from various parcels surrounding the Mont de Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. The gobelet trained vines average 29 years old. The 100% direct pressed wine ferments spontaneously in stainless steel tanks and then racked, remaining on its fine lees until assemblage prior to bottling. The wine is aged for 4-6 months in stainless-steel tanks.