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La Pierre Noire

Saint Jean du Barroux

La Pierre Noire Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Grenache, Syrah
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Clay limestone, black gravel
Altitude
300-400 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in concrete
Aging
36 months in concrete, additional aging in bottle until Philippe decides to release it

Overview

La Pierre Noire, or “the black stone,” is a cuvée made from Grenache and Syrah grown on clay limestone soils marked by abrupt appearance of black gravel. So sudden and noticeable is this change in the vineyard that Philippe has always known that this site was its own cuvée. At once more stern but contradictorily more elegant, La Pierre Noire is fermented and aged in concrete for at least 36 months before bottling and released only when Philippe feels it’s ready.

Ratings & Reviews

97

2016 La Pierre Noire

Source: JD

96

2014 La Pierre Noire

Source: Decanter

95

2014 La Pierre Noire

Source: JD

93+

2011 La Pierre Noire

Source: WA

94

2009 La Pierre Noire

Source: WA

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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