2009 Domaine de Fondreche Cuvee Persia

Year: 2009
Appellation: Cotes du Ventoux
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 93
Red Wine
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"Made from 90% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre aged in 100% new oak, the inky/purple-hued 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Persia reveals notes of smoky barbecue intermixed with graphite, blackberries and cassis, a super texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel and tremendous opulence as well as length. It should drink well for 5-6 years.

The leading reference point estate in the Cotes du Ventoux region, Domaine de Fondreche is run with extraordinary passion and impeccable attention to detail by Sebastian Vincenti and Manou Barthelemy. This large estate of just under 100 acres is biodynamically farmed and all the red wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. Additionally, the Cuvee Nature was produced without any SO2 ." (WA)

Winery Notes
We have worked with Young Sébastien Vincenti for over 15 years now. Bobby first met him while Sébastien worked for André Brunel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The core of this wine is from the 50 acres under vine at Domaine de Fondrèche located in the Ventoux. Sébastien has become a super-star in the Ventoux and is by anyone’s standards the top producer in the appellation. "Persia" is a wine made from 30-40 year-old Syrah vines with a splash of Mourvèdre. The wine is aged completely in barrels, varying from 300 liters to 228 liters. Persia requires 2-3 years aging from its release and can be kept for more than a decade. The wine is inky and displays brawny black fruit and earth with tremendous depth, complexity and length. Only about 800 cases are ever made.