Château Crillon

A.O.C. Ventoux

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History of a personality :
Grenache 60 %
Carignan 20 %
Cinsault 20 %
Degrees : 13.5 %
Capacity : 75 cl

History of a soil :
The present owner, the duke of Grammont is the direct descendant of Louis Berton de Crillon (1541-1615) Crillon le Brave who was described by Henri IV, king of France, as the greatest captain in the world . In lived both in Avignon and in the village which carries his name. He loved to return to Crillon and enjoy the delicious wine from his seignorial estate.
The vineyards surround the medieval castle over a surface of 50 hectares in the parishes of Saint-Pierre-de-Vassol and Crillon-le-Brave. Their altitude vary between 180 and 360 metres (600 to 1'200 ft). The estate produces mainly red A.O.C. Côtes du Ventoux and, in 2004, it
was decided to start producing a “premium” rosé as well.

Soils : sandy and argilo-calcairous soils.

History of a know-how :
The grapes are carefully sorted out for a perfectly sound sanitary state and completely de-stemmed.
 Short maceration on the skins in stainless steel self-emptying vats.
 Recuperation of the free run juice and gentle pressing using a pneumatic press.
 Cold settling of the must and fermentation of the clear juice at a temperature of
18/19 °C during approximately 3 weeks.
 The malolactic fermentation is inhibited as to keep a satisfactory level of acidity.
 Final blending before the bottling after a few months of maturing in vats.

History of sensations :
Eye : Bright peony-pink robe..
Noze : Very delicate aromatic fruity bouquet breathing out aromas of redcurrant and
Mouth : Crisp mouth, supple and light, with hints of mentholated aromas

Histoire of pleasure :
Recommended with Mediterranean and Asian foods.


Must preferably be drunk while young, within 2 or 3 years after the harvest.

Serve at : 8/10°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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