VTV Silex 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.

Tasting Notes: A celebration of the region’s pre-historic past, Silex is the top bottling from Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau. Loaded with ripe, red and dark aromas (black currant, black cherry, raspberry liqueur), with complex baking spice and mineral notes on the nose. The rich, opulent palate retains a surprising sense of balance. A well structured wine with a long, lingering finish.

Serve With: Excellent with rib-roast, lamb skewers, seared duck breast with port wine sauce, and other rich, red-meat preparations.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014748

Case Code

10097871014745

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

60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan.

Viticulture

Produced from old vines averaging 50 years in age, yielding just 2 tons/acre. Parcel selection wine from claylimestone terroirs.

Winemaking

Grapes were fully destemmed. Traditional fermentation in tank, with long macerations. Matured 10 months in tank, unoaked.

Alcohol

15%

Accolades

(93-95) pts, “…could end up being a true blockbuster and is certainly up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. …a seriously good wine that tastes like it costs three times its going rate.” – JD, The Wine Advocate, 4/17 (2015 vintage).

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