- Region France
- Extras New
- Wine Style Powerful Reds, Redblend
- Wine Type Red
- Grapes Grenacheblend
- Body Full
The Gabriel Meffre St Petrarque Ventoux 2020 is a standout wine from the Ventoux appellation in the Rhône Valley, France. The 2020 vintage is particularly noteworthy due to its exceptional climatic conditions, which played a crucial role in shaping the quality of the wine.
This vintage was blessed with an almost perfect alignment of weather conditions. The absence of frost during the crucial early growth stages, coupled with sufficient winter rains, provided an excellent start. These rains were vital for replenishing the soil's moisture, setting the stage for a healthy growing season. As the vines progressed into the summer, they benefited from generous sunshine, which was warm but crucially not excessively hot. This balance of conditions allowed for optimal grape ripening without the stress that extreme heat can bring.
These ideal climatic conditions led to very healthy grapes and excellent sanitary conditions in the vineyard. The result was not just high-quality berries but also a remarkable harvest in terms of duration. This extended harvest period allowed the winemakers to pick the grapes at the optimum time, ensuring that each varietal and each plot contributed its best qualities to the final blend.
In the glass, expect the Gabriel Meffre St Petrarque Ventoux 2020 to exhibit the characteristic qualities of Rhône Valley wines. While the specific tasting notes may vary, wines from this region and vintage typically showcase ripe fruit flavors, balanced with spice and herbal undertones, and supported by a structure that allows for aging potential.
Given the excellent conditions of the 2020 vintage, this wine is likely to be a fine representation of the Ventoux terroir, offering a combination of intensity and elegance. It's a wine that can be enjoyed now, especially if you appreciate the vibrancy of young wines, but it also has the potential to develop further complexity with age.
The Gabriel Meffre St Petrarque Ventoux 2020 is a testament to the winemaking prowess of the Rhône Valley and the unique characteristics of the Ventoux appellation. It's a wine that tells the story of a remarkable vintage, where nature and winemaker worked in perfect harmony to create something truly special.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $6.99 for Auckland, $8.99 for the North Island and $11.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $11.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
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You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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