Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Ventoux Rouge 2021, Rhone, France

The origin of the name ‘Vieux Lazaret’ dates back to the 18th century, when a hospice (or Lazaret) existed in the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This hospice, provided by the Lazarists, offered comfort and shelter for the poor and infirm. The Lazarists were a silent order of monks, which were founded in 1625 by St Vincent de Paul to look after the sick and the needy in the French countryside. The buildings eventually fell into disuse, and were sold by the commune during the 19th century to the Quiot family. Afterwards, the Quiot family used the structures as agricultural buildings. While originally situated in the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in close proximity to other properties owned by the Quiot family, these original buildings have today been extended and modernized, and now form the main center of the agricultural activities of Vignobles Jerome Quiot. Ventoux Red – Terroir: Ancient alluvial terraces with mainly limestone sub-soils. Grape Varieties: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah. Winemaking: The harvest is transported in inert gas. The grape varieties are de-stemmed and pre-blended. Vatting time : 8 to 10 days. Vat-matured for 8 months. Tasting Notes: Ruby red color. Ripe black fruits: blackcurrant, blackberry but also herbs and spices which support a certain aromatic complexity. Silky tannins, smooth on the palate with good persistence.