2013 Ventoux "Cuvee Maestrale" (Aureto)
Aureto, Ventoux "Cuvee Maestrale", Southern Rhone, France 201370% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignan CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, CHOCOLATE & EARTH, BLACK PEPPER Where the Rhone Valley meets Provence, the Cotes du Ventoux region takes its name from the imposing peak which it surrounds. Not content to simply count itself among the most memorable landscapes along the Tour de France circuit, Ventoux and its sun soaked vineyards have what it takes to produce some very memorable wines. This Syrah-driven heavyweight isn't desirable for its power alone. There's an exoticism of black and red fruits, spice, oaken flavors and earth that culminate in a distinctly Mediterranean symphony of flavor. Serving Suggestions: Succulent roast duck breast w/ cassis sauce & white asparagus. Thinly sliced, crispy fried eggplant.