Donjon Grande Tradition 2015

Red

France

Languedoc

Description

Situated in Minervois, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the Languedoc, Château du Donjon has been in the Panis family for 500 years. Jean Panis took the reins from his father, Guy, in 1996 and has taken the estate to new heights, with the historic 1998 vintage marking the beginning of a golden era that continues to this day.

Tasting Notes: Donjon’s Flagship bottling. Powerful primary aromas of ripe black fruit and hints of strawberry/raspberry. Very dense on the palate, with black fruit and red cherry flavors. Firm, structured and exceptionally rich.

Serve With: Excellent with strong cheeses, grilled meats/vegetables, or rich poultry dishes such as duck.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Minervois AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871000475

Case Code

10097871000472

Vineyards

151 acres; 44 Carignan, 36 Merlot, 30 Syrah, 28 Grenache, 8 Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 Cinsault with small new plantings of Roussanne and Rolle. Sourced from gravelly terraces and clay/limestone hillside slopes around the La Clamoux River. *Sustainably-grown, certified Veritas.

Composition

40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Carignan.

Viticulture

Yields of 2 2/3 tons/acre. The Carignan vines average 55 years in age, the Grenache 35, and Syrah 20+ years.

Winemaking

Grapes were fully de-stemmed. Long, temperature controlled fermentation (up to 1 month on the skins for the Syrah and Grenache). Matured in tank, unoaked.

Alcohol

14.5%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

DONJ012215

 

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