Maison Emma M.Louise , Les Soirées d'Emma, Les Terres Blanches, AOC Ventoux, Rouge, 2020

The Rhone Valley is home to some of the most attractive and adaptable wines in France, and Côtes du Rhône is its flagship red. Versatile and adaptable.

Story

The story
The Rhône valley is home to some of France’s most appealing and adaptable wines and Côtes du Ventoux is one of the iconic red, mainly because of the reputation of the Mount Ventoux, being said the “Giant of Provence”.
Putting French classics back on the table is our passion and this Côtes du Ventoux is the perfect way to provide consumers with stylish wines that suit their palate and retain the style of classic French wines.
Terroir
Our wine, because of its density and finesse, rivals with some of the most notorious growers of this appellation. On top of celebrating Grenache, the king of the southern Rhône, it does magnify its terroir, being unique because of the influence of the Mount Ventoux.
In the vineyard
In fact, the local climate shows a unique balance in between night and days, during four months of summertime, during which hot days and cooler nights generate a unique ripeness. Harvest could be manual but also with machine at full maturity.
Vinification
Sustainable viticulture with de-leafing, de-budding and green harvest. Harvested at peak maturity followed by a light crushing and a traditional vinification in closed concrete tanks. Fermentation at 28°C - 30°C with a twice daily pump-over for 15 to 20 days, followed by cap plunging and lees stirring.
Ageing
After completing its malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged gently in tank during 3 months until spring for being bottle on the fruit and spices.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 70%
Syrah : 30%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.

Advice

Serving
Serve at 17 °C.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Visual appearance
Dark ruby with light edges.
At the nose
Nice and sweet, beautiful intensity with aromas of small stone fruits and delicately spicy hints of pepper and thyme.
On the palate
Smooth, warming, and elegant. Its aromas recall wild red fruits, dark cherries, spices and liquorice. The tannins are smooth and well formed.
Food and wine pairings
Suitable for relaxed social occasions and formal dinners. Enjoy with robust flavors and textures like sausages, BBQ steak with béarnaise sauce and pastry dishes.