Origin : Rhône Valley, France
Grape Varieties : 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Tasting Note : Deep ruby colour. Intense aromas of strawberry jam, black olives and brown spices followed by smokey, mineral notes. A round and pleasant palate carried by an attractive fruitiness. A silky, dense and long finish.
Food Pairing : Pork and game dishes.
Vegetarian/Vegan : Yes/Yes
Winery : Our particular combination of unique soil makeup, a rich assortment of grape varietals, and old vines ensure that La Bastide Saint Dominique wines are of exceptional quality. Our vines are planted in safre on the surface, resting on limestone. The rest of the vineyard is composed of red clay and round pebbles which contribute to maintaining heat and regenerating it when needed. All our cultural practices match the requirements of the Organic Farming regulations, as it is our priority to maintain both soil and vines with precise pruning methods, green harvest etc. Yields are naturally low and the whole estate is harvested by hand. Star grape varietals are those of the Rhône Valley, Grenache and Syrah of course, along with Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Clairette, Roussanne, Viognier, each bringing its own value and specifics to obtain a beautiful portfolio.
At La Bastide Saint Dominique, while conserving our traditional methods of winemaking, we have invested in modern equipment. Relentlessly in pursuit of quality, we sort our grapes upon harvest at the vineyard, and a second time upon arrival at the cellar. All grapes are destemmed carefully, and each varietal is vinified separately. We personally take great care of the blends and the final bottling steps. We focus on the authenticity of the grape varietals and our unique “terroir”. This enables each varietal to express its utmost at the blending stage, which has an impact at the consumer level, allowing for enjoyment of our wines at various aging stages.