This wine is a bit of an experiment from the wonderful Domaine des Anges vineyard in Provence. They are only going to make it in exceptional vintages and 2009 definetly come into this category. It is 100% Grenache and from old vines ( 45 years ). This is what you call a terroir wine. There is lots of raspberry, liquorice and chocolate on the nose. The Garrigue is to be found on the pallet and offers a truely unique wine. TINY quantities made
Domaine des Anges is situated on a hillside facing Mont Ventoux, “The Giant of Provence”, which rises to 1912m in altitude. The mountain has a profound influence on the climate of the vineyards with cool evening breezes refreshing the vines in summer after the day’s intense heat, and so enabling the vines to maintain high natural acids and elegant tannins.