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LAB0620RW
Labadens
Vacqueras Rouge, Marius
2020
Rhone
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

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Ventoux AOC is an exciting area in the south-eastern region of the Rhone, where wines are produced in 51 communes along the lower slopes of the Ventoux Mountain, as part of the Vaucluse Mountains. Typically, Ventoux has been seen as somewhere to get fantastic value Rhone blends, predominantly using Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Ventoux wines are distinctive not because of the soil, as with so many French wines, but because of the climate. The days are some of the hottest in the region, and yet the nights are some of the coldest, resulting in grapes being picked much later than its more famous counterpart, Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Harvest is more often than not well into October, so the grapes are cooler and have a much longer time to develop flavours.

Thomas and Fanny met in Toulouse, where they were both studying agronomy and oenology. This was the start of a strong friendship and aside from wine, a shared passion for trekking and surfing. The idea of making wines together started in 2010. Fanny was visiting Rhone Valley with her family in the summer and Thomas had planned visits to winegrowers in Ventoux and Vacqueyras that he was already following for consultancy. They fell in love with the area and Labadens was born. They have always believed in the potential for Ventoux and Vacqueyras. They have all the ingredients to produce very serious wines – clay-limestone soils, a continental climate and outstanding fruit. Through Tom’s love of Clairette, they have since added whites to the list. Thomas has always supported this variety even if it requires far more work in the cellar and is a very late ripening fruit. Quite naturally, the wine has been named after Thomas! The goal since day one has remained the same - producing balanced, high quality wines, using no chemicals in both the vineyard and the winery.

Tasting note:
Winemaking Detail: Picked at full ripeness. Grenache and Syrah are vinified separately. Long maceration for one month with delestage and soft punch downs for gentle extraction. Traditional fermentation in concrete vats, with fully destemmed grapes. After malolactic fermentation the grapes are blended and aged together in 225l 2nd and 3rd use oak barrels for 12 months.
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Wine details

Country France
Region Rhone
Producer Labadens
Wine Name Vacqueras Rouge
Colour Red
Style Dry & Classic
Vintage 2020
Main Grape Grenache
Other Grapes 20% Syrah
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 1400
Aging 12 months (5 yo barrels)
Soil Clay; limestone
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Picked at full ripeness. Grenache and Syrah are vinified separately. Long maceration for one month with delestage and soft punch downs for gentle extraction. Traditional fermentation in concrete vats, with fully destemmed grapes. After malolactic fermentation the grapes are blended and aged together in 225l 2nd and 3rd use oak barrels for 12 months.

LAB0620RW
Labadens
Vacqueras Rouge, Marius
2020
Rhone
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

Ventoux AOC is an exciting area in the south-eastern region of the Rhone, where wines are produced in 51 communes along the lower slopes of the Ventoux Mountain, as part of the Vaucluse Mountains. Typically, Ventoux has been seen as somewhere to get fantastic value Rhone blends, predominantly using Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Ventoux wines are distinctive not because of the soil, as with so many French wines, but because of the climate. The days are some of the hottest in the region, and yet the nights are some of the coldest, resulting in grapes being picked much later than its more famous counterpart, Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Harvest is more often than not well into October, so the grapes are cooler and have a much longer time to develop flavours.

Thomas and Fanny met in Toulouse, where they were both studying agronomy and oenology. This was the start of a strong friendship and aside from wine, a shared passion for trekking and surfing. The idea of making wines together started in 2010. Fanny was visiting Rhone Valley with her family in the summer and Thomas had planned visits to winegrowers in Ventoux and Vacqueyras that he was already following for consultancy. They fell in love with the area and Labadens was born. They have always believed in the potential for Ventoux and Vacqueyras. They have all the ingredients to produce very serious wines – clay-limestone soils, a continental climate and outstanding fruit. Through Tom’s love of Clairette, they have since added whites to the list. Thomas has always supported this variety even if it requires far more work in the cellar and is a very late ripening fruit. Quite naturally, the wine has been named after Thomas! The goal since day one has remained the same - producing balanced, high quality wines, using no chemicals in both the vineyard and the winery.

Tasting note:
Winemaking Detail: Picked at full ripeness. Grenache and Syrah are vinified separately. Long maceration for one month with delestage and soft punch downs for gentle extraction. Traditional fermentation in concrete vats, with fully destemmed grapes. After malolactic fermentation the grapes are blended and aged together in 225l 2nd and 3rd use oak barrels for 12 months.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country France
Region Rhone
Producer Labadens
Wine Name Vacqueras Rouge
Style Dry & Classic
Vintage 2020
Main Grape Grenache
Other Grapes 20% Syrah
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 1400
Aging 12 months (5 yo barrels)
Soil Clay; limestone
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Picked at full ripeness. Grenache and Syrah are vinified separately. Long maceration for one month with delestage and soft punch downs for gentle extraction. Traditional fermentation in concrete vats, with fully destemmed grapes. After malolactic fermentation the grapes are blended and aged together in 225l 2nd and 3rd use oak barrels for 12 months.