Ventoux

Like the wines of the Luberon, the Ventoux appellation was established on a vineyard over 2,000 years old. It is also proven that the establishment of the vine is one of the oldest of the hexagon. The controlled designation of origin was recognized for the wines of Ventoux in 1973, under the name Côtes du Ventoux. (Until 2008). It...
Like the wines of the Luberon, the Ventoux appellation was established on a vineyard over 2,000 years old. It is also proven that the establishment of the vine is one of the oldest of the hexagon. The controlled designation of origin was recognized for the wines of Ventoux in 1973, under the name Côtes du Ventoux. (Until 2008). It belongs to the vineyard of the Southern Rhone Valley . The Vineyard of the Ventoux appellation covers nearly 7,450 hectares for a production turned to red wines at 76% and pink wines at 20%. A few white wines are also produced. Arranged in an arc of circle at the foot of the majestic Mont Ventoux, in Provence, and more precisely in Vaucluse, this vineyard extends over 51 villages. The terroir is divided into 3 wine-growing areas: the Malaucene Basin to the north, the foothills of the Ventoux to the east of Carpentras and the north of Calavon to Apt, which borders the Luberon vineyards. In spite of this situation, the vineyard of the CDO Ventoux benefits from a relatively homogeneous climate, and its soil, made up of sediment and calcareous scree, allows the production of high quality wine. 80% of the production is provided by small owners grouped in cooperatives, generally communal. Considerable efforts have been made in terms of quality and consistency since the beginning of the 20th century. In a region with an undoubtedly Mediterranean climate, the control of the temperature and the assembly of the grape varieties has been a guarantee of success. The grape varieties of the Appellation Ventoux are mainly Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and a little Cinsault for red wines and Rosé wines. A few whites are produced from Clairette, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc varieties. Despite a well-defined typicity, the range and nature of the three terroirs of the vineyard of the Ventoux appellation allows the vine growers to create vintages in their image. The red wines are generally light in the mouth, carried by notes of red fruits, spices, licorice, leathers. Often very balanced. The rosé wines give pride of place to the notes of red fruit type cherry, raspberry, but also fragrant flowers. On www.defivin.com, it was self-evident to promote a Ventoux appellation whose potential is still unknown. A nice purchase that we also advise you to discover the complexity of the wines of the Rhone region.
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