Domaine Viret 2016 'Renaissance' Rouge, Vin de France (Rhone)
Item Number: 16086
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Grenache / Syrah / Mourvedre / Carignan
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
A blend of the classic varieties of the area, Renaissance combines Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Carignan (in descending order of prominence) from parcels scattered throughout the property. It ferments naturally in concrete and undergoes a 45-day-long maceration, then spends nearly four years in concrete with no added sulfites whatsoever.
The phenomenal 2016 offers a layered, meditative character, with ripe but beautifully controlled fruits unfurling slowly throughout the gently extracted, vibrant palate. This is an expertly rendered zero-sulfur wine that speaks clearly of the terroir and is viscerally expressive of its impeccable fruit of origin.