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Britt’s Wine of the Month #2: Les Violettes 2011, Domaine Montirius, Vin de Pays de Vaucluse

Les Violettes 2011
Domaine Montirius
Vin de Pays de Vaucluse

Les Violettes is a new wine from this excellent and biodynamic producer in the southern Rhone Valley. The wine is 100% syrah and has the characteristic dark blue colour of a young syrah. But according to Christine at Montirius the name actually comes from the aromas of violets you find in the wine, not from the colour.

It is a wine rich in flavours but is quite light in structure and body. The fruit is nice and clean, the hallmark of Montirius’ wines.

A bottle in the vineyard at Domaine Montirius

A bottle in the vineyard at Domaine Montirius, copyright BKWine Photography

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