Same River Twice Vin de France Rouge 2020 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 2020 is a fresh take on a classic blend of Grenache Noir with a touch of Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre. 2020 is softer than 2019, juicier than 2018.
Grenache provides the flesh of cherry, red berry fruit and herbes de provence, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre a spine of cool blackberry and cassis and mineral spice. It’s dry, medium-bodied, with lively acidity and juicy, smooth tannins. Clean and persistent, it presents youthful energy.
We make the wine with 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 bottled on September 2 2021. It will evolve gently and give pleasure over several years.
SO2 Total 50 mg/L