Clos du Mont-Olivet has always been the collector's choice for traditional, aromatic and age worthy Southern Rhône red blends. They're a multi-generational estate that symbolizes what quality wine drinkers search for. Established in 1932, and based out of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, their wines are always aromatic, elegant, and age worthy. Clos du Mont-Olivet's Côtes-du-Rhône Vielles Vines reflects both the character of the Southern Rhône terroir, and the subtle spice personas of the regions famed grape varietals.
This particular cuvée is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Carignan from a selection of the estates oldest vines from the lieu-dits of "Montueil" and "La Levade." Both are warmer sites with a mix of sand, clay, and gravel rich soils. Most of the vines are around 60-70 years old. This wine has been harvested by hand, and partially destemmed. They've fermented using only indigenous yeast and in cement tank. The wine is then aged in older foudre barrel and tank. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Garrigue, cherry, blackberry, light incense aromas on the nose. Moderate tannins and mouth-filling body.