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La Source

Saint Jean du Barroux

La Source Bottle
Appellation
Ventoux
Variety
Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Clay limestone, marl, gravel
Altitude
300–400 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in tank, short 7 day maceration before pressing
Aging
18 months in tank

Overview

The name La Source, comes from the natural artesian spring located near the vineyards of Saint Jean du Barroux. Philippe’s approach to farming encourages low yields but there are scattered pockets of more vigorous vines which set more clusters with larger berries. Rather than drop fruit or try to force these vines to crop lower yields, they are harvested separately and used to make a more fruit-forward and frank expression of Philippe’s terroir. Harvested by hand and destemmed, this cuvée which is naturally lower in tannin only sees a short maceration and fermentation by indigenous yeasts. It is bottled “early” by Philippe’s standards usually after 18 months in tank.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2017 La Source

Source: JD

93

2015 La Source

Source: JD

90

2013 La Source

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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