Château La Verrerie is located in the Lubéron appellation...
Jean-Louis Descours fell in love with Château La Verrerie in 1981, when he was looking at retirement estates. As a result, he purchased the 20 hectare estate and along with his son Gérard, brought it back to winemaking life. A new winery was constructed and more vineyards were acquired with the sole ambition to make a great wine. Their first vintage was released in 1985. Today, the grandson of Jean-Louis runs the estate with Olivier Adnot as the winemaker. The Descours family enjoyed their first foray into wine so much that they purchased Charles Heidsieck in 2011, when it became available for sale.
The domaine has 48 hectares of vineyard and about 70% of the production is red, 20% rosé and 10% white. Of the reds, half of the plantings are Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Cinsault and Carignan. Soils are predominantly clay and limestone. The winery has recently completed its organic conversion and will be certified organic from the 2013 vintage.
Winter 2010/11 was rainy, followed by a warm and dry spring. Summer was warm with a few storms but no damage from frost or hail, allowing flowering to occur in good conditions. Harvest was early, with the grapes being picked by hand between the 12th and 22nd of September.
The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Each varietal was then aged for 12 months in old large oak casks (25 and 50 hectolitres), then blended and aged for another 10 months to marry the blend.
Vibrant ruby colour. The nose has appealing aromas of red and black fruits with hints of toast and vanilla. On the palate, it is medium bodied with brambly fruit, spice and smooth tannins.
|Region||Luberon, Southern Rhône|
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