Domaine Montmartel has prime vineyards located in the Côtes du Rhône villages of Visan, Valréas, Tulette and Saint Maurice. The owner, Damien Marres, believes that the vines should be interfered with as little as possible and over the last few years has been converting his entire estate to organic farming. Based high up on the hillsides of the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation, Damien's vineyards benefit from the best terroir, with excellent natural drainage and full exposure to the sun promoting rich flavour concentration in the wines. The grape varieties planted are mainly Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, producing fruity, easy to drink wines that are nevertheless complex and full bodied. An ideal accompaniment to the Sunday roast.
This wine has plenty of rustic regional character, very natural unforced quality, a well-structured palate with black berry and plum fruits, violets and cedar wood with a dusting of pepper. Drinking well now.