Maison Emma M.Louise , Les Rêves d'Emma, Vieilles Vignes, AOC Ventoux, Rouge, 2018

The Grandes Cuvées of Emma M Louise are exceptional wines made in collaboration with talented winemakers who have offered us the privilege of combining their expertise with ours. From a rigorous selection of the finest vines, the grapes are traditionally vinified. The wines obtained are then matured in a way that combines tradition and modernity, in order to offer elegant, rich and complex wines in voluntarily limited volumes.

Story

The story
The Rhône valley is home to some of France’s most appealing and adaptable wines and Côtes du Ventoux is one the iconic red coming from the foothill of the “Giant of Provence”.
Putting French classics back on the table is our passion and this Côtes du Ventoux is one of the perfect way to provide consumers with stylish wines that suit their palate and retain the style of classic French wines.
Location
To get the best out of our Grenache, we let nature shine and only select sustainably managed parcels, coming from higher altitude vineyards, with a strict winter pruning to limit the yield in favor of concentration. We use manual harvesting techniques and pick at full maturity.
Terroir
The parcels, selected to be monitored individually, are cultivated on terraces in the northwestern part of Mont Ventoux, notably in the communes of Beaumont of Ventoux, Malaucène and Le Barroux. This sector, rather late in the season, is mainly composed of stony clay-limestone slopes, which benefit from the protection of the Dentelles de Montmirail from the frequent and often violent Mistral wind.
Moreover, this vineyard is located in the heart of the "Biosphere Reserve of Mont-Ventoux", a UNESCO protected area recognizing the work and the respectful culture of the the work and the respectful culture of its environment, carried out by the men.
In the vineyard
A great wine that shows character and elegance, able to rival the most notorious growers of this appellation. It is also our way to celebrate a unique expression of historical grape varietal, king of the southern Rhône: Grenache.
Vinification
Traditional and sustainable cordon Royat pruning, de-leafing, de-budding and green harvest. Hand-harvested at peak maturity, light crushing and a traditional vinification in closed concrete tanks. Fermentation at 28°C - 30°C with a twice daily pump-over for 4 weeks.
Ageing
After completing its malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in 400 liters French oak casks for 12 months and is bottled in the autumn/winter of the following year.
Varietals
Syrah : 70%
Grenache noir : 30%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.

Advice

Serving
Serve at 17 °C.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
Jamy fruit aromas and nice minerality (shale), all balanced and fresh. Remarkable elegance, nice length in the mouth, royal finish with cherry and brandy notes.
Visual appearance
Dark ruby with bluish reflections.
At the nose
Powerful and complex, combining aromas of black fruit, vanilla pod scents and mocha, while presenting great purity.
On the palate
Full and concentrated with a nice tension.
Food and wine pairings
Suitable for relaxed social occasions and formal dinners.
Enjoy with robust flavors and textures like well-cooked dishes, BBQ steak sauce, well-aged rich cheeses or pastry dishes.