VTV Les Vingt Marches 2015

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) is a cutting‐edge producer of Roussillon wines. Formed in 2009 by the merger of cooperatives in Tautavel and Vingrau, the focus on quality has attracted growers from 7 villages. Vineyards are in the high, cool, northern interior of Roussillon, with 20% of the acreage in the new Appellation Maury Sec, whose reputation has soared since it was established in 2011.

“Les Vingt Marches” (“Twenty Steps”) was the origin of the name of the village of Vingrau (vin = twenty, grau = marches, or steps). This small set of twenty steps allowed access to the village from the Cirque of Vingrau.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of cherry jam, licorice, bacon and light toast notes on the nose. Soft, elegant, fine‐grained tannins on the palate lead to a long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Excellent with magret duck breast with cherries and port sauce, and other boldly‐flavored red meat preparations.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel AOP.

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015493

Vineyards

More than 2,400 acres of vines in and around Tautavel and Vingrau, with additional acreage in Maury, Opoul, and Montner. Vines are planted in clay/limestone and marne/schist soils.

Composition

70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignan.

Viticulture

Produced from old vines averaging 50 years in age, yielding just 2 tons/acre. From clay‐limestone soils in the villages of Vingrau and Tautavel.

Winemaking

Grapes were fully destemmed, traditional fermentation in tank, long maceration. Matured in tank, unoaked.

Alcohol

15%

Accolades

93 pts, “a hidden gem in this vintage. …this full‐bodied, deep and voluptuously textured red is loaded with notions of plums, violets and spice, with some Syrah meatiness developing with air.” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2015 vintage).

Vegan

Farming Practices

 

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