Château Val Joanis "Réserve Les Griottes" 2012
Ref : 470337
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 18.50 € / liter
2 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 15°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its dark garnet color offers a pretty nose of roasted black fruit, violets, sweet spices and licorice. In the mouth, this wine presents a nice balance, finesse and roundness. It is frank and heady with hints of pepper and cinnamon. Its finish is highlighted by asphalt and velvety tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
In 2005, the gardens of Val Joanis Castle were labeled Remarkable Gardens by the Ministry of Culture and elected Garden of the Year 2008 by the Association of Journalists of Garden and Horticulture.
Domain and appellation
Château Val JoanisLocated in the Luberon, east of Avignon and north of Aix-en-Provence, Val Joanis Castle is on the site of an ancient Roman villa. Bought in 1977 by Jean-Louis Chancel, this area of 180 hectares of vineyards is now owned by Leonard Roozen.
- Terroir: The « Réserve les Griottes » is the product of 3 plots of 17 hectares, located on the hills of Val Joanis. The vines evolve on a clay and limestone soil.
- Vinification: The wine is aged in oak barrels, 1/3 in new barrels for a period of 12-18 months.
- Syrah : 100%