Orca Red
Marrenon - Ventoux
Red,Ventoux
Grenache noir 90% (mainly 100 years old)- Syrah 10%.
history
MARRENON is, first and foremost, more than 40 years of human adventure shared by 460 wine-growers united into co-operatives and today working in a vineyard of 4200 hectares in the Luberon and the Ventoux regions.    The vineyard is located in the heart of the State Park of Luberon. Therefore, all the farming is done in a sustainable way and special programs to preserve the bio-diversity are put in place. “Silence” is a plot selection to produce high quality thirst quenching roses in the classic Provence style.
Tasting notes
A powerful and fine wine. Mature nose with mild tobacco and morello flavors. In mouth, rich attack of ripe fruits, livened up by little fresh fruits liqueur (blackcurrant/raspberry ) aromas. The melting oak tannins come all along with the wine in mouth. Fresh, complex (garrigue, coffee-roasting) and with a very long finish.
Food pairing
Great wine with a nice ageing potential. To drink at 63°F with duck breast, roasted lamb shoulder or stewed game. To put in decanter 3 hours before tasting.
Aging potential
Grape varieties
Grenache noir 90% (mainly 100 years old)- Syrah 10%.
Vineyard
Soil : Pebbly, granular and clayey plots selected on the Southern hillsides of the Mont Ventoux(28hl/ha). Late area with a big temperature difference between day and night.
Winemaking
Grenache grapes are harvested very late in mid-October. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature. Long vatting between 20 and 30 days. Soft extractions. Free-run juice only. /nOne year ageing in French oak barrels from 1 to 4 years old (only 10% of new barrels).
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201891 Wine Spectator
Previous rating
201692 Decanter
201690 Wine Enthusiast
91
2018
Silky and refined, offers alluring cherry and plum purée notes laced with mesquite, red tea and garrigue, with a supple and persistent finish. Drink now through 2023
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
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