The Burle family of Domaine Font Sarade has well-established roots in the Rhone, the domaine now being run by father and daughter team, Bernard and Claire. This delicious, generous 2016 Ventoux is from an 8 hectare plot of 40-50 year old vines that the family owns in the village of Aubignan, just south of Beaumes de Venise. The blend here is 50% Grenache with 40% Syrah and 10% Carignan, which were all destemmed and matured in concrete tanks to preserve the vital, dark berry fruitiness of this wine. Deep ruby-purple colour, aromas are perfumed and full of black and red cherries. Palate is full and fleshy, with good, concentrated middle, a fine frame, and a fresh, lively finish. “We aim to make a wine here that is approachable, and really drinkable,” says Bernand – this he has acheived!
2016 Ventoux Les Terres Rouges, Domaine Font Sarade
£141.60 per case
(£23.60 per magnum)
Save 11% on a case of 6 magnums
89 in stock