Altitude 450

A.O.C. Ventoux

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History of a personality :
Grenache 75 %
Syrah 25 %
Degrees : 15.5 %
Capacity : 75 cl

History of a soil :
From the plain of Carpentras up to the slopes of the 'Giant of Provence', with an elevation as high as 500 metres (1'640 ft) above sea-level, the wine territory of the VIGNERONS DU MONT VENTOUX winery boasts an exceptional wealth of soils and microclimates. The most spectacular variations depend mainly on the differences in level owing to the climatic changes related to the altitude and to the transformations of the ground structure consequent to the erosion process. It was important that these outstanding wine areas be valued. It is now accomplished with the collection 'LES ALTITUDES’.
Altitudes 450 derives from a consistent selection of vineyards located at an elevation of 450 metres (1'475 ft) and with an exposure south/south west. An area known by the names 'Les Quieuches'.

Soils : ochreous soils.

History of a know-how :
Optimal sanitary state of the harvest which is totally destemmed.
Each grape variety is vinified apart.
Long vatting with several daily ‘remontages’
Pumping-over of the vat juice onto the cap of solids.
Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature (28/30°C).
Blending after completion of the malolactic fermentation.
The wine is matured for 12 months in vats.

History of sensations :
Eye: Bright, dark garnet robe with purple hues.
Nose : Expressive bouquet breathing out complex aromas of red and black berries with scents of white pepper and liquorice when aerated.
Mouth : In mouth, good balance between the power, the freshness and the lingering fruity and spicy aromas.

Histoire of pleasure :
Roast and grilled meats, poultry and feathered game as well as medium strong cheeses.


Ready for drinking now but can be laid down for 3 to 5 more years.

Serve at : 17/18°C

VMV  Vignerons du Mont Ventoux
620, Route de Carpentras 84410 BEDOIN

Tél. : + 33 (0) 490 12 88 09
Fax. : + 33 (0) 490 65 64 43

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