Domaine Viret 2014 'Emergence' Vin de France
Item Number: 16840
Sub Region: Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Deep clay and limestone pebbles
Winemaking Notes: “Emergence” comes from a single parcel of deep clay and lots of limestone pebbles, and it is planted to Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan in descending proportions. It ferments in cement with a long 45-day maceration and spends a staggering five years aging in well-used oak casks with no sulfur added at any point during the fermentation or aging.
Tasting Notes: Dense and concentrated, but beguiling in its tannins and impressive in its caressing energy, “Emergence” evolves over time into a staggeringly complex wine, reminiscent of Châteauneuf-du-Pape from an old master such as Henri Bonneau.