We recently invited you to take part in our second vote, as follows:
Would you like your Ventoux Red to be matured in small oak barrels to give it toasty vanilla notes & extra mouth-feel OR would you like it unencumbered by oak & free to express its natural fruit?
After two weeks of voting, the vote has now closed and we can reveal that the winning response is:
“I would like the wine to be unencumbered by oak”
Thanks to those of you who cast your vote. It was incredibly close but as the majority opinion has to rule in this project, we’ll be asking that no oak is used in the making of the wine. Let us reassure those of you who voted for oak with a few words from winemaker Pierre Perrin.
“I’ve just heard the news that you have voted for your wine not to be put in oak and I think that is really the correct decision. The young wine is already showing lovely cherry a crunchy fresh raspberry fruit aromas from the Grenache and hints of black and spice from the syrah and mourvedre and it would be a shame to hide these wonderful aromas behind a mask of oak. On the palate the wine is really juicy and fruity with primary red cherry and plum flavours and very soft and approachable tannins. A few months in tank will bring these elements together to produce a wonderfully harmonious wine ready for bottling in the Spring.” Pierre