Blend: 55% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Merlot and and 10% Marselan. Sourced from the terroirs around Domaine de Durban, the grapes for this red Rhône are sourced from parcels next to the village of Beaumes-de-Venise. These vineyards were traditionally used for the family’s personal consumption, and many of the unused grapes were sold off in bulk. As none of this was for commercial bottling, the Leydier family made no effort to have these parcels included in the A.O.C. Côtes du Rhône when the boundaries were first established in 1937. Upon hearing that the family had been selling these grapes to the local cave cooperative in Vacqueyras, Kermit presented the Leydiers the idea of creating a value-driven second label. The plan soon evolved into a collaboration between the family and Kermit.
- Made by Domaine de Durban
- Harvested by hand
- Grapes are 100% de-stemmed
- Grapes ferment by carbonic maceration in temperature-controlled, stainless steel cuves
- Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press
- Wine goes through malolactic fermentation in cement cuves
- Wine ages for 8 months in cuves before being bottled unfiltered
Clear, dark ruby red color. Earthy aromas. Intense smooth, dark plum and blackberry taste and a long fruity, mouth-puckering dry finish that has LOTS of delicious mineral (so much you can taste the lime in the soil where the grapes were grown). WOW, great “red wine”. This was recommended by a fellow taster at a recent Caviste Wine Shop Kermit Lynch tasting, as a good red that’s a good price. He was right, in spades. It’s OUTSTANDING vibrant wine. Very nice aromas, delicious rich flavors, lively tannins and a very long dry flavorful finish.