The pure, fruity and juicy, no-nonsense style of the red wine Vacqueyras Le Village, is quite the trade mark style of the house Montirius, situated in the southern Rhône Valley. We have here a classic and well-balanced Rhône blend of 80 % bright and fruity Grenache grapes and 20 % dark and spicy Syrah grapes, harvested from vines located in the small wine area Vacqueyras. This bright ruby coloured wine is fresh and vibrant with aromas and flavours of raspberry, morello berries, herbs of Provence and mineral notes. The wine is full of elegance and finesse with a fresh acidity, gentle tannins. It is best served slightly chilled at 14-16 ° C after an hour of decanting. Its cool style makes it lovely easy-drinking and a perfect choice on a hot summer day. It goes well with light dishes for instance poultry, pork, vegetarian and tomato-based dishes. The wine is ready to drink now, and will continue to develop in the bottle for another 5-8 years.
The house Montirius has been in the ownership of the Saurel family for five generations. The Saurel family cultivates 58 hectares of vineyards stretching into three different Rhône areas; Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Côtes du Rhône. Some of the vines are very old, for instance half of the vines in Gigondas were planted in 1925 by the ancestor Gaston Saurel. Today Eric and Christine Saurel run the business with excellent help of their three children Justine, Manon and Marius. The name Montirius is actually a combination of the three children’s names.
All the wines at Montirius, are fermented with native yeasts and exclusively matured in neutral concrete vats and sometimes stainless-steel tanks, to preserve and express the pure character and quality of the fruit. A concrete vat is a neutral vessel which doesn’t add any particular flavour to the wine, like for instance small oak barrels do. The Saurel family has a low-intervention approach to wine making, where every form for manipulation, additives and sulphites are banned. At the same time the wines are closely monitored with help of the newest technology and as such the family is always in control. Only the very best wine makers are able to produce high quality wines in this minimalistic manner. The family has received countless awards for their passionate work for biodiversity, but also for their actions on social responsibility as a company.
The ambition of Montirius, is to create authentic wines with a true sense of place. All the wines are produced with strict biodynamic methods and Montirius were the first producer to get certified biodynamic in Vacqueyras and Gigondas back in 1999.
Montirius, Vacqueyras Le Village 2017
Type of wine: Red wine
Style: Fruity and juicy
Grapes: 80 % Grenache 20 % Syrah
Serving: 14-16 ° C
Pairings: Poultry, pork, vegetarian and tomato-based dishes
Size: 75 cl
Alcohol: 13,5 %
Winemaking: Harvested by hand. Fermented with natural yeast and matured in cement vats for 6-12 months
Green attitude: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan
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