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Chateau Unang - Rouge 2016

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Southern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: James and Joanna King
  • Grape: Grenache Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 55% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Cinsault.
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Serve at room temperature or slightly cooler. Ready to drink from 2015 and will easily last 5 years. Has great balance and will work with meatier dishes, but we like its crispness with sausages and mash.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 to 92 (2016) JR: 16.5 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

This wine has a vibrant, violet-tinged hue. Its nose takes in ripe cherry, strawberry and pepper notes. In the mouth the cherry continues but edges towards balsamic and liquorice, with a firm acidity and minerality keeping it fresh. The soft finish is blacker fruit with a little cocoa.

Winery Information

Chateau Unang

CHATEAU UNANG – MAGICAL WINES FROM A MAGICAL PLACE! James and Joanna King are both Scottish by descent. They bought the dilapidated, but magical 18th century Chateau Unang in 2001, and a great deal of renovating and replanting followed. This unique domaine is surrounded by oak forests, above the Nesque river bed overlooking the Vaucluse plateau. Sheltered from the Mistral by Mont Ventoux, this is a stunning corner of the Vaucluse, located just outside the pretty village of Malemort du Comtat.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)90 to 92 pts

Apparently still in tank, Chateau Unang's 2016 Ventoux looks to be potentially excellent. Licorice and black cherry notes mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is dark and sexy, creamy and supple in texture, with hints of crushed stones underscoring the long finish.

JancisRobinson.com (2016)16.5 pts

Wonderful purity and delicacy. Very much the lighter side of Grenache, with bright raspberry fruits and delicious milk chocolate flavours. Fine, chalky tannic texture. A real charmer

Vinification Notes

The highest vineyards on the domaine, at just over 300 metres, are reserved for the red wines. A sandy soil adds to the softness of our wines and the limestone underneath contributes to the mineral expression. Their south-easterly aspect, fanned by the Mistral wind, leads to ripe, clean fruit. The grenache was initially fermented at low temperatures to ensure the maximum of fruit was harnessed. The syrah has a slightly longer fermentation and extraction (up to three weeks), to give more structure to support the fruit. Carbonic maceration was used to ferment a small part of the syrah.