Grape Variety: Cinsault & Merlot
Aging Potential: 5 Years
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Ruby colour. Gourmet nose of red and black fruits (cherries, blackberries) with a slight note of spices. On the palate, the wine has an elegant balanced roundfulness, beautiful fatness and soft tannins. Gentle notes of spices giving some length to the wine. Great on many occasions.
Les Vignerons Parisiens is the first and only urban winery in the French capital, and it took the four founders quite some time to get permission to open their doors in rue de Turbigo in the Marais district, not far from the Centre Georges Pompidou. While their first vintage under the Vignerons Parisiens label was as recent as 2015, general manager Matthieu Bosser, oenologist Emmanuel Gagnepain and biodynamic viticulture consultant Frédéric Duseigneur are not new to the game. Between them their clients include Domaine La Barroche and Domaine des Nalys in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Parent and Château de Chassagne-Montrachet in Burgundy and Domaine Bunan in Bandol.
The wines may be made in the centre of Paris but all their grapes are hand-harvested by their own team of pickers in biodynamic and organic vineyards belonging to four growers in Visan (pictured below) and Sabran in the southern Rhône, farmers with whom they have been working for 15 years. They insist on making only one wine from each vineyard: no blending of vineyards or varieties so that the focus is on that little patch of ground and what it can produce. The grapes are harvested into small boxes during the morning and are taken on a 15-hour journey by refrigerated truck – 'a fridge on wheels' – to the winery.
|Producer||Les Vignerons Parisiens|
|Style||Fresh & Fruity|
|Serving Temperature||16 °C|
|Grape Variety||Cinsault & Merlot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink / Keep|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|