Beaumes de Venise: Domaine de Durban 'Vielles Vignes' 2017
Made from a blend of 70% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, the 'Vieilles Vignes' cuvée is a wonderful, life-affirming wine that drinks well from release, but will reward 3-5 years bottle-age. With a lovely, sun-baked berry bouquet and a brooding, briary palate, it calls for warming winter daubes and slow-cooked stews.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Beaumes de Venise|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Cellarage||Drinks well from release, but will reward 3 to 5 years bottle-age.|
|Vinification||The vines are hand harvested to ensure no damage is caused to the fruit which is then sorted at the vineyard to eliminate any spoiled or under-ripe grapes. The bunches are de-stemmed and pressed prior to a 3 week fermentation. Maturation takes place in cement tanks, prior to bottling without filtration.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
La Famille Leydier
Domaine de Durban is a 57-hectare estate based around a magnificent 15th century fortified farmhouse that stands against a background of pinewoods and enjoys a panoramic view over the vineyards. The Domaine has been owned and run by the Leydier family since 1969 and is currently in the capable hands of Bernard & Jean-Pierre Leydier.View more wines from this producer...