Château La Verrerie, Luberon Rouge, 2016
Region: Luberon, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 74% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 4% Carignan
Notes: Vegetarian; Vegan, Certified organic
Aromas of raspberry, wild blueberry and elderberry give way to blood orange with hints of cocoa and pepper. This wine is smooth and dense with fresh acidity and grippy tannins bringing texture in the mid-palate. Flavours of tangy red fruit are followed by a discreet touch of oak on the finish.
The estate has 56 hectares of vineyard and of the red varieties planted, half of the plantings are Grenache, 40% Syrah and Carignan. Soils are predominantly clay and limestone. The winery has been certified organic since the 2013 vintage.
Jean-Louis Descours fell in love with Château La Verrerie in 1981, when he was looking for a project to occupy him after retirement. As a result, Jean-Louis purchased the 20 hectare estate and, with the help of his son Gérard, brought it back to life. They constructed a new winery and acquired more vineyards with the sole ambition to make great wine. Their first vintage was released in 1985. Today, Christopher, the grandson of Jean-Louis and owner of Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck and Biondi-Santi, runs the estate.