We aim to have all wines be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock and you note you would like that particular vintage, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
About This Wine
Biodynamic. The Oratoire vineyards are located on steep hills in two climats of Cairanne: Saint-Martin and Les Douyes. This is a blend of 60-plus-year-old vines from both terroirs: mostly from the yellow clay and limestone of Saint-Martin; with a little fruit from their limestone-rich Les Douyes vineyard. The yields can dip as low as 20 hl/ha depending on the vintage. It is a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, with a sprinkling of whole-bunch Carignan and Counoise. Following fermentation with indigenous yeast in concrete vats, the wine was matured for 12 months and bottled without fining or filtration. Only a touch of sulphur was used at bottling.
We’re in mini-Châteauneuf territory. There are hints of spiced plum jam plus a little game flavour from the Mourvèdre. The palate is rich, succulent, and packed with flavours of black fruit and wild berries laced with black olive and liquorice. A wine of the south! A weave of tannin brings a fine structure to balance the generosity. This is for those who like their Rhône with real horsepower. Decanting will only add to the pleasure.
|Varietal(s)||Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz/Syrah|
|Region||Côtes Du Rhône|
|Brand||Domain de l'Oratoire St-Martin|