Same River Twice Vin de France Rouge 2019 is a red wine from the beautiful, historic wine region of the Ventoux, near Gigondas and Vacqueyras. It’s a landscape of hills and mountain, wild Provençal herbs that perfume the air, pine woods, lavender, olive trees, vines, and beautiful light. The dry, sunny Mediterranean climate is perfect for growing grapes.
The 2019 is in the same vein as the 2018, a fresh take on a classic blend of Grenache Noir with a touch Syrah and Carignan. There’s a touch more aromatic richness in 2019 still balanced by abundant freshness and drinkability and the wine was aged a bit longer before bottling.
Grenache provides the flesh of black cherry, red berry fruit and herbes de provence, Syrah and Carignan the spine of cool spicy notes of blackberry, cassis and black coffee. It’s dry, medium-bodied, with lively acidity and juicy, smooth tannins. Clean and persistent, it presents youthful energy.
The wine is made for us by a local artisan winemaker whose family have farmed in this region for over 300 years. The vines are between 40 and 50 years old and are grown on poor, stony, clay-limestone soils. Organic after flowering, the vineyard is farmed for sustainability with minimal treatments and use of tractor.
The wine is made with a light of touch in steel tank by native yeast, aged in concrete tank and bottled after a light filtration. There are no additives, and no manipulations other than a light dose of sulfites.
It was aged in concrete tank for nearly a year before being bottled on September 24 2020. It will evolve gently and give pleasure over several years.
SO2 Total 48 mg/L