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Domaine Grand Romane

Terroir

The old vines of Domaine Grand Romane are located on the highest part of the family vineyard, 400 m above sea level. Facing northwest, these hillsides dominated by upper Cretaceous sandstone limestone and sandy marl, offer power and concentration.

Winemaking

Sorting the best bunches is possible only by hand picking. Harvest begins after a final tasting of the grapes, usually considerably later than the rest of the appellation. A traditional fermentation is carried on for Grenache and Syrah, while whole-bunch fermentation enhances the roundness and power of the mighty Mourvèdre. Once blended, the wine is aged for 18 months in barrels (45% old barrels and 15% new oak) and 40% in foudres to soften the structure and the tannins. Bottled without filtration.

Tasting notes

On the nose there are aromas of black fruit (blackcurrant and black cherry) and red fruits (raspberry and redcurrant) stewed with a hint of vanilla which meet savoury notes of thyme, laurel and black olives on the palate. Powerful tannins fill the mouth with notes of spicy liquorice and pepper for a long and satisfying finish. An astonishing balance of complexity, power and elegance.

Terroirs d’Exception

Varietal composition

65 % Grenache – 20 % Mourvèdre – 15 % Syrah

Cellar potential

Drink now, or within the next 10 years.

Serving

17 °C

Food Pairing

The perfect accompaniment for game, such as wild boar.

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Press & Awards

Vintage 2018
92-94/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
91-94/100 Parker
89-91/100 JebDunnuck.com
* * * * (*) John Livingstone
15,5/20 Jancis Robinson

 

Vintage 2017
* * Guide Hachette
94/100 Wine Spectator
94/100 Parker
93/100 JebDunnuck.com
16,5/20 Jancis Robinson
* * * (*) John Livingstone
Médaille d’Argent VIF

Vintage 2016
* * Guide Hachette
16,5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
91-93/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
92/100 Parker
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
92/100 JebDunnuck.com
* * * * John Livingstone
Médaille d’Argent VIF

 

Vintage 2015
91/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Parker
15,5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
92/100 JebDunnuck.com

Vintage 2014
Revue du Vin de France
92/100 Wine Spectator
89-91/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
88-90/100 Parker
16/20 Jancis Robinson
Médaille d’Argent VIF

 

Vintage 2013
18.5/20 Decanter
89/100 Parker
16/20 Le Point
92/100 Wine Spectator
15/20 Bettane+Desseauve
92/100 Vinous/J.Raynolds
16/20 Jancis Robinson
Médaille d’Argent VIF

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