Origin: le Cellier des Princes, I.G.P. Vin de Pays de Vaucluse
Taste guide: Dry, cherry and blackcurrant fruit flavours, lovely softened tannins, unoaked
75cl - 14% - cork closure
Le Cellier des Princes is a unique cooperative which was founded in 1925 and today has 190 members across south-east France. The name "Le Triporteur" revives the idea of winemakers riding to towns and villages on a tricycle, selling bottles of wine.
This classic red is a blend of Grenache (70%), with Syrah, Carignan and the little known Caladoc grapes grown in the Vaucluse region, near Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Following harvesting each varietal was vinified separately using direct-pressing and fermentation at a temperature of 20 to 28° C in stainless steel vats in le Cellier's winery in Courthézon. The constituent wines were then carefully blended and allowed to meld for 9 months in tanks in the winery to produce this archetypal southern French Rouge. Bottling was carried out at the end of the winter to preserve the freshness and aromatics.
This wine is deep cherry red in colour with purple tints.The nose is very aromatic with intense red fruit aromas of cherry and cassis. This is followed through to the palate with notes of small sweet red fruits. It has a firm attack in mouth, supple and fruity with a long satisfying finish.
Was awarded a GOLD by prestigious wine guide, Gilbert & Gaillard.
It will be best with pizzas, sausages, grilled meats and generally with all type of Mediterranean cooking.
Not released until 2017 so the winery's indication that this wine will continue to drink well up to 3 years means it will continue to be good drinking for the rest of the year.
Rarely seen on the High Street but at internet retailers we found it selling for up to £10.19. At Binendwines just £5.95.
NB. Has thrown some sediment and needs decanting, which also opens up the wine to better enjoy.