Les Hauts de Ventabren 2013 is complex,harmonious and expressive. It develops aromas of licorice and spices,coupled with toasted oak,red fruits,ripe fruit.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Pork or Poultry.
Les Hauts de Ventabren is a wine from Rhone Valley,region of France
,Rhone Valley spreads between Beaujolais and Languedoc-Roussillon regions on both banks of the Rhone river in the South of France. 71 000 hectares of vines are shared by 1320 villages and more than 5000 winemakers. Here, wine has been produced since 400 BC, the vineyard being among the oldest in the world, taking its roots in the ancient Greek and Roman identities. During the Middle Age, the popes of Catholic Church living in the city of Avignon were fond of the wines of southern Rhone Valley. They allowed the vineyards to increase during their time in the city and the wine notoriety extended through France. In 1930, the 16 AOC of the Rhone Valley were created, to preserve the characteristics of each wine from region. Although the Rhone is considered as one vineyard region, it falls naturally into two distinct parts, with different climates and different grape varieties.
Cotes du Rhone
Les Hauts de Ventabren is located in Rhone Valley's sub-region of Cotes du Rhone
,The Côtes du Rhône vineyard is one of the oldest in France. More than two thousand years ago, Vienna was a prestigious metropolis and first planted vineyards there. Côtes du Rhônes AC accounts for more than a half of the entire production of the Valley, most of which is red wine. Most are medium bodied, fruity but simple wines. Many of these wines gain their softness from carbonic maceration, a technique that it is used less here than in the Beaujolais or the Midi. Fruity roses and white wines are made too.
Garnacha (grenache in French) is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. It is a particularly versatile varietal both in the vineyard and in the winery, and for this reason it has become one of the most widely distributed grape in the world. Some believe that the grape comes originally from Sardinia, and was taken back to Spain by the Aragonese, who occupied the island in the 14th Century. In France, Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley and throughout both Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Used in blends, it offers all sorts of possibilities. The Grenache-based rose is one of the southern France’s wine style's signature: wines produced in the towns of Tavel and Lirac are two good examples. In Spain, Garnacha is the second most planted red wine grape variety, outplanted only by its modern blending partner: Tempranillo.
is a dark-skinned red wine grape from the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz.Syrah is an extremely useful blending grape due to its deep color and typically high tannins, it can also age many decades. In the southern Rhone, it is common for Syrah to be blended with Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsaut, among others.Some of the world's most famous Syrah wines are the peppery, earthy reds of the northern Rhone Valley, specifically of the Cote-Rotie, Hermitage and Saint-Joseph appellations.Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and vegetal notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.The Valais in Switzerland and Burgenland in Austria welcomed Syrah as well with different styles of winemaking.
Monastrell / Mourvedre(20%)
Also called Mourvdedre in France, it is a black grape variety from Spain which likes warm and dry climates. Its strong tannins makes it a potent ingredient for blending with a rich, spicy and structured personnality. More and more popular, this grape also called Mourvedre in France is offering rich flavors of blackberry and black cherry, often coupled with game and earth notes. As it produces tannic wines rich in alcohol, including Mourvedre in a blend will improve its aging potential.
A beautiful ruby color. Ripe red fruits, spices, that’s what we like. It is aged in oak barrels, which gives it woody notes. Very pleasant without being too heavy due to the presence of red fruits, the mouth is really beautiful.