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Matthieu Dumarcher “Réserve” Vin de France ’17

Southern Rhône

Matthieu Dumarcher “Réserve” Vin de France ’17

The Drôme Provençale is the gateway to Provence. Technically part of the Rhône Alpes administrative region, it lies just to the north of the Vaucluse. Looking around and you know you are in the south of France. Fields of lavender dot the landscape, olives and truffles appear on the local menu’s, and Rhône varietals grow through its vineyards. After graduating from Montpelier with an enology degree, Matthieu Dumarcher set out on a mission to produce wines made solely from grapes. These wines would have natural vinifications, would use no additives (no yeast, no enzyme, no tartaric acidity, no tannins). It was also of utmost importance that they would reflect their terroir and vintage, as well as offer balance, and of course, be delicious to drink. Matthieu was willing to locate anywhere in France that would allow him to follow this mission. He eventually settled on La Baume de Transit in the Drôme. He purchased 4 hectares of vineyards from retiring farmers, who owned fantastic parcels of old-vine Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah. Matthieu currently owns 5 hectares of vineyards, producing between 10,000 - 20,000 bottles a year.

The 2017 "Réserve" is a blend of 35% Carignan, 35% Syrah and 30% Grenache. The vines are 40-70 years-old. Yields are a microscopic 15-20 hl/ha.The wine is fermented in cement and aged for 14 months in 4th use oak barrels. A beautiful wine, full of aromas of garrigue and black fruit. Full-bodied on the palate, with fruit, spice and great length. A truly beautiful wine.

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Details

Producer Matthieu Dumarcher
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml

Acidity

2 / 5

Tannin

2 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

2 / 5

Funky

2 / 5

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