The opinion of the sommelierSome of you might already know the name of Pellehaut as it’s the third time that one of their wines is in a VitiBox. Once again, the Béraut brothers demonstrate their great ability to mix quality and creativity. Ampéloméryx is indeed a very uncommon blend of pinot noir, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. The result is a fresh wine with remarkably fine tanins and very nice aromas of raspberry and chlorophyll.
TerroirBlends are not the only original touch of the Béraut brothers approach. Indeed, they are also advocates of mixed farming. Therefore, at Pellehaut, you’ll not only find vines but also various cereals (mainly corn and wheat) and cows ! The cows are fed with the cereals and give manure that is used to organically grow the vines. Everything makes perfect sense !
Grape varietyPinot noir is Burgundy’s exclusive black variety, syrah is the main variety in Rhône Valley and cabernet-sauvignon is Bordeaux’s best known variety. As you understand, drinking those three varieties in a single wine is a rather rare experience. It’s even more unexpected in a wine from Gascogne ! Indeed, the main black varieties there are tannat, merlot and cabernet-franc…
Vintage2015 was a great vintage in the South West of France. Spring was warm and dry ; the flowering was early so the grapes had a long time to ripen. Summer was hot during the day but fresh enough during the night to ensure the grapes would not get overloaded with sugar. These exceptional conditions gave very flattering wines with fine yet present tannins.
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“The result is a fresh wine with remarkably fine tanins and very nice aromas of raspberry and chlorophyll.