Un Vent de Folie
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan • Côtes du Roussillon-Villages
Grenache from vines producing miniscule yields of tiny berries with a touch of Syrah and Carignan and the devotion of winemaker Mark Hoddy result in this huge, black and spicy oak-aged red. A Gold medal-winner for the 2013.
Un Vent de Folie has Mark Hoddy written all over it! It's his baby through and through, due to his unswerving passion for the Roussillon - a fascination for the power and intensity of flavours from the tiny knots of fruit the region produces that dare call themselves grapes. Whenever he's absent from Le Chai, you know exactly where you'll find him - on the rugged slopes of the Roussillon. Maury is the finest area for grapes - its slate terroir and gnarled old vines, buffeted by the wind and scorched by the sun, produce yields of around 8 hectolitres per hectare. Grenache with a touch of Syrah and Carignan, the wine's been aged for over a year in French oak at Le Chai. It's very big, warming and rich in flavour and texture. Enjoy with hearty meat dishes or roasts.
Dark, berry fruit aromas with notes of violets. Cherries, figs, damsons and big toasty spice with a very long finish.
Appellation: Côtes du Roussillon-Villages
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Style: Full-bodied, rich red
Colour: Deep, black with crimson hints