Philippe Gimel Saint Jean Du Barroux La Pierre Noire 2011 (Southern Rhone, France) - [RP 93+]

Philippe Gimel Saint Jean Du Barroux La Pierre Noire 2011
(Southern Rhone, France) - [RP 93+]

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About This Wine:

Le Barroux is a small Provencal town located in the heart of the Vaucluse. Its twelfth century castle overhangs the stone-built village houses and picturesque alleys. In between the two famous mountains, the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, le Barroux is renowned as being an excellent tourist site, providing a magnificent view point. Nature surrounds the village, forests and fruit trees, intermingled with vines which paint a varying landscape of changing colors. The estate vineyards extend over 15 ha of the hillside, at an elevation of between 300 to 400 meters. It consists of 11 hectares of vines and 4 hectares of fruit trees and forest, on alternating terraces and slopes.

Appellation of Origin: Cotes du Ventoux
Varieties: 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Cinsault
Vineyards: Estate vineyards
Farming: Organic (EcoCert)
Soils: Stony, poor soils from the Oligocene Era
Age of Vines: 25 year old vineyards
Altitude: 300-400 meters
Aging: 23 months in tank and neutral oak barrels

Ratings & Reviews

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2011 Cotes du Ventoux La Pierre Noire, the top wine of the estate, is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that spends upwards of three years in concrete tank prior to bottling. The name La Pierre Noire (meaning “black stones”) refers to the soil type, and the vines come from black stone soils and average 40 years in age. Finesse-driven and beautifully fine and elegant, it offers up a thrilling bouquet of kirsch, dried licorice, graphite, ground pepper and hints of underbrush in its medium to full-bodied, layered and nicely concentrated personality. As is common with Philippe’s wines, it excels both for its aromatic complexity and balance as much as for its richness and power. A superb 2011, it can be consumed anytime over the coming 10-15 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (Feb 2014)