Solstice, 2015

By Domaine Viret

  • Appellation: Vin de France
  • Region: Rhône
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties:
  • Soil type: Clay, Gravel, Limestone
  • Vessel type: Other
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 20 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Winemaker's Comments / Tasting Notes (including Appearance/Nose/Palate & Food Accompaniment) this wine is rich in fruit, the idea is a original blending between the typical varietals of Rhône mourvedre, Grenache and carrignan and the grapes varieties more international like cabernet sauvignon, merlot and an other the caladoc.This big mix can permit to obtain a wine with a good concentration, rich in fruit and interesting for a first approach with domain Viret t range, for a pleasure immediate,, Specific description of the vineyard Old and new parcels on a small property in the St Maurice Village, with a old house in the centre of this property, we chosen to elaborate in this place Vin de table wine , with a style very natural, we make on this property Solstice rouge,Rosé, Blanc and soft or dry,, Own vineyard? (Yes / No) 40 years old for Grenache carignan mourvedre and 10 years for cabernet merlot and caladoc,, Average age of vines (years) Yes, The hectare of the vineyard, this item (ha) 40 years old for Grenache carignan mourvedre and 10 years for cabernet merlot and caladoc,, Average annual production of this item (bottle) 25000botlles, This item's annual production of this vintage (bottle) 25000, Average yield (hl / ha) 40hl, Characteristic of soil gravel, The level of vine density 4000 to 6000/hectares, Hand picking or machine Hand Picking, Fermentation Method (+Use of Stainless / in Oak) traditional fermentation in stainless steel tank , natural yeast, and without sulphur, maceration during three weeks, control temperature 25 30°C for to preserve the fruit,, ML fermentation (Y/N)and its cotainer type Yes, in concrete tank, Barrel againg period Not barrel for this wine for to preserve the original fruit,, Other aging receptacle in concrete tank during 12 months, Bottle aging period 6 months, Fining (Y/N) Not, Filtering (Y/N) Not,, Any points of interest / story about wine-making? this wine can be to serve on a large food, it' s easy to drink with in more a good concentration and the natural flavours from my environment,

About Domaine Viret

Rhône, France

Advocates of the principles of organic and biodynamic agriculture, the Viret family has chosen to employ a particular form of natural viticulture throughout their estate. Known as “cosmoculture®”, this is based on cosmotelluric exchanges. Everything is organised in such a way that both vines and wines are able draw on their own natural defenses.