Produced from 40-45 year old vines, the Domaine du Colibri Rouge is a blend of 60% Carignan, 20% Syrah, and 20% Grenache. Characterized by ripe berry fruit and floral aromas on the nose, this wine exhibits a beautiful roundness on the palate and a lengthy finish.
About this wine producer: Olivier Legranger developed his knowledge of winemaking through studies in oenology at institutions in Champagne and Montpellier, France. After a bit of international travel to assess markets and techniques, he settled in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for an internship with Domaine Mont-Redon. With the help of noted oenologist, Xavier Vignon, and a “young winemaker” loan, he purchased 10 hectares (25 acres) of vineyard on the western facing slope of Mont Ventoux. In 2016, Olivier Legranger released the first vintage of his wines from Domaine du Colibri. The vineyard site benefits from exposure to the Mistral winds, which help to moderate temperatures throughout the growing season. Also, a limestone rich soil is another key aspect of the vineyard site, since it contributes to the minerality of the wines.