L’Exception du terroir 2012

Rouge AOP Luberon


Here is the most exclusive production of Château La Dorgonne. Obtained from a single plot, the best syrah grapes are very carefully selected and blended with a bit of grenache from the oldest vines. After a long ageing in french oak barrels the wine shows soft and noble tannins, intense aromatic profile and a very long keeping potential.

Blend :

95% Syrah – 5% Grenache

Average vine age :

35 years old

Winemaking process :

30 days maceration in truncated wooden tank

Ageing :

26 month in french oak barrels (1/3 of new barells)

Tasting notes :

Smooth entry, round, smooth and full body. Well integrated noble roasted oak. Long lasting finish with spicy and licorice notes.

Food and wine pairing :

Rossini grouse

Ageing potential :

Great keeping potential, over 15 years

Comments :

As a very rich and concentrated wine, it requires a few years of keeping in order to reach its full potential. 2013 « Exception » should be decanted for at least one hour.


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