Domaine Gres St. Vincent (Estézargues), 2015
60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan
Vinification Method: Hand harvested. No external yeast and no enzymes are employed during the winemaking process. The fruit undergoes twenty days of maceration and the wine is stored in enamel-lined tanks for 10 months before it is bottled without fining or filtration.
Tasting Note: Nearly black in the glass with a deep purple rim. Scents of black plum, cured green and black olives, orange pulp and smoky bramble dominate the nose. The palate is a deep and luxurious expression of ripe black and red fruit flavors followed by dried meat tones and sweet herbs. This powerful blend is boosted by supple acidity and the wine finishes with subtle tannins.
*wine made in natural wine style*
From Jenny & Francois:
Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues is a co-operative cellar in the small town of Estézargues that is located near Avignon. Les Vignerons D’Estézargues is truly unique in the wine world. All over France, the co-op still plays a very important role in the production and sale of wine. Co-ops receive grapes from members and then make wines from them, these wines are made in large batches and grapes from many different vineyards are vinified together; the focus is on producing wine in quantity. Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues takes a fundamentally different approach; starting in 1995 the ten different growers in this co-op began to vinify their wine separately and make single cuvées from their best plots. On the heels of the single cuvée evolution Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues began to practice natural winemaking. Possibly one of the only co-ops in the world to do so, Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues uses no external yeasts, no filtering, no fining and no enzymes are employed on the grapes during the winemaking process. Michael Trebillon is one of the winemakers behind Les Vignerons D’ Estézargues, he grows the fruit for Domaine les Genestas, and Denis Deschamps makes the wine, where their collective efforts have been hailed by wine lovers and critics around the world.