AOP LANGUEDOC - MONTPEYROUX
On the Way to Saint Jacques de Compostela, just outside the "Hameau du Barry" in Montpeyroux André Suquet and Jo Lynch, winegrowers, have created in 2000 " Villa Dondona" on 5.5 ha of original vines planted on 15 ha of virgin scrubland. They live in the old Hospital of the 14th century behind the church.
The "red" Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre vines are just above the ground level with a number of 8000 vine branches/ha; Vermentino is cultivated in a pergola of 2.6 meters high!
The Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache Blanc are spread over 3.5 hectares of old vines.
Recommended by P. Roque and S. Prabonnaud, Jo Lynch and André Suquet adopted an organic approach.
Jo participated in the creation of wines and adorns the bottles of his works: a zebra, an orang-utan, flowers and southern insects. An exhibition is also visible in the African Safari in Sigean in the Aude.
For the little story, DONDONE is a charming and seductive sovereign but also knows how to show authority. The wines of the area seek harmony between land and grapes, raisins and wine and men who produce and those who consume it.
Awarded one of the 100 best wines of France in 2014.
VILLA DONDONA AOP Languedoc – Montpeyroux
VARIETALS : Grenache 20%, Mourvèdre 40% Syrah 40%
Vinification : Each plot is vinified separately for keeping a fruity, silky and complex wine, il
APPEARANCE : Nice red brick dress.
NOSE : Very aromatic, it adresses volume and authority. Mineral and spicy aromas.
BOUCHE : Fresh and ample, the fine tannins are coating the mouth with elegance. A very long finish full of intensity and strength. Time will magnify this nectar.
Silver Medal : Concours Agricole, Paris 2015.
Bronze Medal : Millesime Bio, 2016
DAME MOURVEDRE AOP LANGUEDOC
Varietals : 100% Mourvèdre
Vinification : vinified in wooden vats.
TASTING NOTES :
APPEARANCE : Deep red garnet.
NOSE : Floral, cherry with hints of Honeysuckle.
PALATE : Full body wine, fruity with tangy character , sweet , dainty , fine tannins ,
depth and character. Very long finish with some dryness at the end.
This wine deserves to be decanted prior to taste.
GOLD MEDAL : Decanter 2016 - 96 points.