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Saint Jean Du Barroux l'Oligocene Rouge 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
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75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault from 25 year old, organically grown vines from their Estate Vineyard. This is a high-altitude vineyard with stony, poor soils from the Oligocene Era - making for a rich, concentrated red.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2005 Cotes de Ventoux is a gorgeous blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Carignan and Cinsault. The wine's bouquet is reminiscent of a great Cote Rotie even though the Syrah component is small and no Viognier is utilized. Exotic floral aromas intermixed with blackberry and cherry fruit jump from the glass. In the mouth, the wine is soft, velvety, medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant, and exotic. Former pharmacist Philippe Gimel uses a combination of organic and bio-dynamic farming methods in this vineyard.
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Saint Jean Du Barroux

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Saint Jean Du Barroux, Rhone, France
Le Barroux is a small Provencal town located in the heart of the Vaucluse. Its twelfth century castle overhangs the stone-built village houses and picturesque alleys. In between the two famous mountains, the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, le Barroux is renowned as being an excellent tourist site, providing a magnificent scenic point of view. Nature surrounds the village, forests and fruit trees, intermingled with vines which paint a varying landscape of changing colors. The small estate vineyardsof Saint Jean du Barroux extend over 15 hectares of the hillside, at an elevation of between 300 to 400 meters. It consists of 11 hectares of vines and 4 hectares of fruit trees and forest, on alternating terraces and slopes. Owner and winemaker Philippe Gimel is the heart and soul of this tiny project, working the vineyards by hand in harmony with the environment.
UWWOligocene_2005 Item# 110560