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Chateau Simone is located in the Provence region of southern-France and has been run by the Roger family since the 1830’s. It is a small estate of roughly 20 hectares with vines that are more that 125 years old. They practice organic viticulture and promote a wide diversity of grapes in their vineyards. With their particular microclimate and calcareous limestone soils, they are renowned for producing great, age-worthy wines.
Il Rouge is a traditional blend of 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsaut, with the remainder being made up of a myriad of local lesser-known grapes. The average age of the vines is 50 years, reflected by the depth of concentration and minerality in the wine. With a total of 18 months ageing on oak, this shows great structure and ripe, rounded tannins. Deep plum, pine, cinnamon, sweet spice and truffle all hit the nose and palate. The body is medium to full with smooth mouthfeel and excellent finish.
Pair with equally complex dishes.