Domaine des Anges Red
Cotes de Ventoux
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.
Making the wine of angels
Sunday, March 09, 2008 - By Tomas Clancy
It is not just a winery run by Irish people learning the ropes, this is Irish winemaking genius, creating some of the world’s finest wines - just as David and Catherine O’Brien are doing at Chateau Vignelaure, Lochlann Quinn is doing at classed growth Chateau de Fieuzal and Kilkenny native David Fennell is doing at Margaux classed growth, Chateau duTertre.
Wines of Domaine des Anges
Domaine des Anges, Rouge, Cotes de Ventoux 2005
This wine is made from grapes that come from several different vineyards. It is a blend of syrah and grenache, which are vinified separately - the syrah would be in barrels of its own for a few months before being blended. The wine is about 75 per cent syrah, 25 per cent grenache and is smooth, very lightly tannic with just a trace of perfumed heathers. A soft and luscious wine.
Full article available at http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/2008/03/09/story30982.asp
The Anges Red was used by Ballymaloe House in the Outstanding in the Field event and this is sommilier Colm McCan's report http://irelandsbluebook.blogspot.com/2011/09/guest-blog-colm-mccan-ballymaloe-house.html