The Tasting :
On the nose, we discover aromas of fresh redcurrant and crushed raspberry. Its mouth is smooth, smooth and concentrated. A beautiful aromatic complexity is developed, supported by peppery notes.
Appellation : AOC Ventoux, Organic
Degree : 15°
Grape varieties : Blend of Grenache 70% Syrah 30%
Age of the vines : 10 to 50 years old
Terroir : Clay and limestone, south facing
Harvest : Manual, at full maturity
Vinification : Long maceration with numerous air discharges.
Aging on lees in Thermo- Regulated vats for seven months
Operating temperature: 16° to 18° C
Food and wine pairings
Will go perfectly with a duck breast with chanterelles, an Aubrac beef rib, a rack of lamb from Ventoux with honeys from the garrigues.
Les Ribes du Vallat Rouge 2016
A long family tradition, an exceptional terroir and an International acclaimed oenologist.
Located on the southern slope of Graveyron, small hill in Comtat Venaissin in Provence, Chateau Juvenal enjoys a soil made out of clay and limestone gravel and a great sun exposition.
A low yield combined with a very careful and passionate work at every level & steps of the whole process makes the wines of Chateau Juvenal the proudness of a whole region and give the appellation “Ventoux” all his noble letters.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre Cinsault : all the grapes are beautifully expressed in this arid land and nothing is left to some randomness.
Each plantation was prepared 2 to 5 years in advance, using severest analyzes of the ground, getting the best advices from Philippe Cambie, world widely renowned oenologist who is still supervising the vineyard.
Chateau Juvenal also was one of the precursor with the respect of the environment and the whole vineyard today is organic certified.
Nature-friendly practicing is one of their moto. Human care as well!
And that’s why we love their wines. They probably are amongst the best we have tasted in Ventoux appelation !
Just a note about the harvest : the grapes are picked up by hand, with skilled pickers, who retain only the ripe and healthy grapes, what also tells us why to result is so impressive !