Via Caritatis Vox Angelorum 2019
“We the monks and winegrowers of the mountain have a common aim: to be men who listen.”
VOICE, ECHO, SONG
Ample, powerful, round, and velvety, it overflows with ripe fruit – blackberry, blueberry, and boysenberry. Gushing forth in one sweep, its delicate tannic structure unfolds and extends gleefully.
MONK’S TASTING NOTES: Pairs with grilled steak and chicken, hamburgers, sausage, pizza, and grilled vegetables.
In our land a mysterious voice enchants hearts with its serene melody and hidden charm, invigorating the soul and inspiring generosity, truthfulness, and kindness. By taking advantage of the coolness of certain terroirs and the naturally fertile soil of our vineyard, we have composed our Vox wines as a piece of music that carries to your heart the echo of the Provencal mountain voice. For these vintages we have chosen parcels of land where the freshness of our mountainous zone expresses itself more intensely, thus moderating within the wine itself the generous sunshine of Provence.
The Vineyard: For this wine, we have selected the parcels located in the cool mountainous air which balances the heat of the full Provençal sun in order to express more intensely the flavor of this combination.
Viticultural Work: Beyond all other focuses, “Maintenance and Service” of God’s Creation are the two main axes of our conscientious growing approach. Our philosophy is to let nature, through our vines as well as our other products in Provence, produce its fruits in its own timing: today and… tomorrow. The perfect microclimate along with the famous Mistral, keeping the air clean and healthy, are important agents in accomplishing this goal. The yields are closely monitored according to the different terroirs, vine types, graft carrier, age, and density of the plants.
Vinification and Production: The harvest is done when the grapes have reached the perfect level of maturity and are healthy. The vinification process is classical, with the maceration in concrete tanks with the full mush. The straining is done by délestage at the beginning of the fermentation, followed by slow and soft stirring in order to avoid the formation of hard tannins. Once the malolactic fermentation is done, the wine is raised up into concrete tanks for aging 9 months before the bottling.
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Marselan