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La Montagne

Saint Jean du Barroux

La Montagne Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Sandy clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in tank, some vintages include a small percentage of botrytis
Aging
11 months in concrete tanks (75%) and neutral 500L French oak barrels, blended and aged longer in tank and bottle until Philippe decides to release it

Overview

Everytime we visit Philippe we get to taste a white wine and on the luckiest of visits we get to buy some. La Montagne is only released when Philippe feels it is ready. In 2014 he released the 2009, but tasting it blind you would never have guessed it was 5 years old! So mineral and fine is his white, that he’s even begun to talk about making sparkling wine from the raw materials. So if you see a bottle of La Montagne, just buy it.

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Ventoux
  • Proprietor
    Philippe Gimel
  • Winemaker
    Philippe Gimel
  • Size / Elevation
    12.5 hectares / 300-400 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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