History of a personality : Black Grenache 50 % Syrah 50 % Degrees : 14.5 % Capacity : 75 cl
History of a soil : With GIGANTIS, the VIGNERONS DU MONT VENTOUX winery shows the world their terroir can produce outstanding wines. The name GIGANTIS was inspired by both the Mount-Ventoux also known as the “Giant-of-Provence” and by the fact this wine is a huge, gigantic Côtes du Ventoux. A world-acclaimed Rhone Valley winemaker specialising in oak-barrel-ageing, Michel Tardieu, was brought on board for the project.
Soils : limestone scree gravels 3 to 4 m thick.
History of a know-how : The crop was carefully sorted out and totally de-stemmed. Each grape was vinified apart. The alcoholic fermentation was triggered exclusively by indigenous yeasts. The wine was then racked and transferred into oak-barrels (Dom Laurent) and cement vats. The malo-lactic fermentation was completed into oak-barrels. Following Michel Tardieus philosophy, the wines are respected as much as possible avoiding any aggressive handlings. No fining nor filtration was applied and the bottling was effected in a very soft way by gravity. A top quality natural 49 mm cork stopper was used.
History of sensations : Eye : Deep purple-ruby robe almost inky. Noze : On the nose, aromas of olive, pepper and coffee are combined with the fruity dominant characteristic -black cherry, jammed raspberry – with, in gusts, hints of Provençal herbs. Mouth : Still not very developed in mouth, GIGANTIS unveils by steps a generous concentration of fruit. A scented and powerful wine with an opulent finish. The propitious balance between the tannins and the acidity, enables to forecast for this outstanding Côtes-du-Ventoux an exceptional ageing capacity.
Histoire of pleasure : Drinks well with meat and venison dishes and well matured cheeses.
History of a personality : Grenache 75 % Syrah 25 % Degrees : 14.5 % Capacity : 75 cl
History of a soil : From the plain of Carpentras up to the slopes of the 'Giant of Provence', with an elevation going as high as 500 metres (1'640 ft), the wine territory of the Vignerons du Mont Ventoux winery boasts an exceptional wealth of soils and microclimates. The most spectacular variations depend mainly on the differences in level owing to the climatic changes related to the altitude and to the transformations of the ground structure consequent to the erosion process. It was important that these outstanding wine areas be valued. It is now accomplished with the new line ALTITUDE. Altitudes 400 derives from a consistent selection of vineyards located at an elevation of 400 metres (1'310 ft) and with an exposure south/south west. An area known by the names 'les Condamines'.
Soils : sandy soils.
History of a know-how : Optimal sanitary state of the harvest which is totally destemmed. Each grape variety is vinified apart. Long vatting with several daily remontages, pumping-over of the vat juice onto the cap of solids. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature (28/30°C). Blending after completion of the malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured for 12 months in vats.
History of sensations : Eye: Dark ruby robe with violin hues. Nose : Rich and complex bouquet - cherry, plum - with spicy toasted aromas. Mouth : In mouth, a powerful wine with a concentrated fruit, silky tannin and with an exceptional aromatic persistence.
Histoire of pleasure : Roast and grilled meats, poultry and feathered game as well as medium strong cheeses.
History of a personality : Clairette 50% Bourboulenc 10% White Grenache 40%
Degrees : 13 % Capacity : 75 cl
History of a soil : The Côtes-du-Ventoux GRANGE DES DAMES is elaborated by the Vignerons du Mont-Ventoux so that they obtain a wine matching perfectly the criteria of the appellation, a reference-wine representing an optimal value. It derives from grapes harvested on the whole area of production of the winery: Bédoin, Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols, Crillon-le-Brave, Flassan et Modène. The vineyards are established on the south slopes of the Mount-Ventoux, the Giant of Provence benefiting of a very important exposure to sunshine and sheltered from the excesses of the Mistral. The altitude of the vineyards ranges from 200 to 580 metres.
Soils : decomposition of hard limestone and ancient alluvions.
History of a know-how : The grapes are carefully sorted out for a perfectly sound sanitary state and completely destemmed. Pneumatic press. Cold settling of the must and long fermentation of the clear juice at a temperature of 18/19 °C during approximately 3 weeks. The malolactic fermentation is blocked as to keep a sufficient level of acidity. Final blending before the bottling after a few months of maturing in vats.
History of sensations : Eye : Brillant pale yellow colour with reflections of green. Noze : Fresh and fleshy, well balanced, complex fine floral and vegetable bouquet. Mouth : Crisp mouth, supple and light, elegant.
Histoire of pleasure : Can be drunk by itself (apéritifs) or with cheese, fish and sea food.
Welcome to the world of the Vignerons du Mont Ventoux.
Were pleased to present our vineyard and its history.
Youll discover who we are, how our cellar and our production have constantly evolved in line with your expectations.
Here at the foot of our “Giant of Provence”, otherwise known as Mont Ventoux, our eyes turned toward international and ours is an unshakable determination to bring our wines, each with their own sun-kissed personality, to as wide a public as possible.
Backed by our international vision and experience, we are better placed to grasp both your viewpoints and your tastes.
This same experience is what is opening your way to a broad range gustatory delights from among our ranges of AOC Ventoux and Vin de Pays.
We continue to showcase all the potential of our appellation, from the so-called “down market”, through to our more complex cuvées, representative of their terroir, together with the most prestigious of ranges.
It does happen that, within a difficult context, change could worry and even perturb an organisation. But for us, it is yet another motivation to create new cuvées, like the Varicolorcollection with their innovative design and trendy temperament. And, of course, Gigantis, the very essence of our terroirs and time-honoured expertise and tradition.
As you are surely aware, the world of wine is changing. Within this context, we are now seeking a better balance between our wine rooted in our traditional values, and the product of the developments presently being felt in our trade.
Take part in our adventure by discovering which of our wines resemble you the most.