Bottling: 2007 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge (80% Grenache, 10% syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Carignan)
Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merhcant
Sub-Region: Vin de Pays de Vaucluse
Estimated Retail Price: $20.00
Purchase Details: Purchased directly from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant in Berkeley, California for approximately $16.95.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, a dark red and purple tinge. On the nose, red and black fruit aromas of raspberries and plum. In the mouth, flavors of herbs that were roasted over an open campfire, ripe raspberries, cherries and pomegranate. Medium grained tannins, medium body in weight and food friendly acidity. A very well balanced wine with no highs, lows or curve balls. Goes from lips to stomach in a nice seamless fashion.
Food Pairing & Context in Which to Enjoy: Great with a variety of foods from red meats and hard cheeses to Hawaiian luau fare or a table full of Spanish tapas.
Winery & Other Background Information: This is Vieux Telegraph on the cheap; sort of. Not quite a Chateauneuf, but similar a grape makeup crafted by the vignerons of Vieux Telegraph, the Brunier family. As quoted by Kermit himself, “could be mistaken for a ready-to-drink Gigondas.”
The fruit that goes into this wine is a blend of grapes from the Cotes du Rhone and Cotes de Ventoux. A nice wine to have several bottles of lying around in your home supply.