Orca Vieilles Vignes
Marrenon - Ventoux
Grenache noir 90% (mainly 100 years old)- Syrah 10%.
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 spreading in the Luberon and the Ventoux regions. The plots are located in the heart of the State Park of Luberon. Therefore, all farming is done in a sustainable way and special programs to preserve the bio-diversity are put in place.
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.
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).
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
10-15 years
Grape varieties
Grenache noir 90% (mainly 100 years old)- Syrah 10%.
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201891 Wine Spectator
Previous rating
201692 Decanter
201690 Wine Enthusiast
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
Terrisson Wines
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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