Sunday, May 19, 2013
Altitude 500 Ventoux, 2007
This is only a simple, inexpensive Ventoux made by a cooperative. Yet tasted side by side with the Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Martin Cairanne, it shows its class. The Grenache/Syrah flavors and smells are brighter and fresher, as should be expected for the wine's age and appellation. In the right context, though, a pizza party on the porch, it is every bit as enjoyable. Ventoux is a very under-rated appellation--either for the porch or the dinner table. And this is one of my favorite Ventoux.