Description/ Tasting NotesWine with a ruby red color and purple tones. The nose offers intense fruit (blackcurrant, currant) with hints of violet. On the palate, the attack is supple and round, it develops into a good quality tannic structure.
Winery Info/ Brand
Jean-Marc Ribet takes passion and pride in his work on the Estate. Today, Chateau La Vernede is a modern and competitive business with its focus firmly fixed on the future. It is the result of a passion that has been passed down through the generations for over 100 years. Handed down from generation to generation for over 100 years, today the Chateau de La Vernede belongs to the Ribet family. Jean-Marc, who is in charge, is the great-great-grandson of Henri Calvet, himself a descendant of the first painter of King Louis XIV. The venerable Paux-Rosset family which owns, among many other estates, the culty Chateau La Negly, helps manage the winery with help from the brilliant consulting winemaker Claude Gros. Claude is one of the most respected enologists in all of France and his work in the southern Rhone is unmatched.
Region Info/ Origin
The wine produced in the Languedoc-Roussillon region ranges from crisp white wines to juicy red wines. One of the focal points of the area is Carignan – which is rarely a priority in other regions. Despite this grape variety’s rocky reputation, it has proven to do exceedingly well in Languedoc-Roussillon. Additionally, the infamous Grenache has come forward; adapting well to the area’s climate. Along with the Grenache, other Rhone varieties have settled in the area, including Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. As for the whites, significant amounts of Marsanne, Roussanne, Piquepoul Blanc,Clairette and Rolle is seen in different areas. Stylistically, the red blends of the Languedoc-Roussillon are generally more fruit-driven and are known to be drinkable within the first few years, unlike other red blends from the Bordeaux region, for instance. Along with the white and red wines, these varieties are also used to make rosé wines, sparkling wines and even fortified wines.