2017 Chateau Juvenal Ventoux Les Ribes du Vallat

Year: 2017
Appellation: Ventoux
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 90
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
Red Wine
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"A 70-30 blend of Grenache and Syrah aged exclusively in stainless steel, the 2017 Ventoux les Ribes du Vallat features vibrant black cherries on the nose and palate. It's medium to full-bodied, with a crisp, crunchy character to the fruit, then hints of dark chocolate on the softly dusty finish. Drink it over the next 4-5 years." (WA)

"As to the reds, the 2017 Ventoux Les Ribes Du Vallat showed beautifully, with loads of red fruits and kirsch, ground herbs, and earthy aromas and flavors. Based on 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, it’s medium-bodied, with silky tannins and loads of character. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

This Ventoux based estate continues to produce a bevy of charming, fruit forward, impeccably made reds and whites. Some of the reds just about max out the value scale." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The name "Ribes du Vallat" refers to the plots of land where the vines grow and which are located along the gently sloping banks (the "ribes" in Provençal language) that border the natural river bed (the "vallat") that runs through the heart of the estate. Here, in springtime, painters come from afar to set up their easels and capture the multiple shades of green on display in this little corner of paradise. Our terroir is well exposed and well drained and sits nestled among pine trees, Provençal cypresses, green oaks, Mediterranean scrub and olive trees. There is a red wine, a white wine and a rosé.