Domaine Preignes le Vieux - Réserve - Rouge 2021
The Vic family has owned and operated Domaine Preignes le Vieux for over a century, since Jérôme's great, great grandfather, François Bergon, purchased the property in 1905. Today, Jérôme and his wife Aurélie represent the fifth generation of wine growers. The estate is comprised of 340 surrounding one of the oldest châteaux in the region. The château is built upon the Roman site of the Villa Preixanum which dates back to 118 BCE. Remains of amphoras have been excavated from the property giving proof to the intense winemaking history of Preignes. Jérôme and Aurélie farm 18 different varieties grown on soils of granite, volcanic ash and basalt which enjoy a microclimate with maritime influence.
Preignes le Vieux's Réserve du Domaine rouge is a four-grape blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Merlot. The wine pours a deep ruby red in the glass emitting aromas of ripe red fruits kissed with an earthy, olive note. The palate is medium-bodied, well-balanced and fresh with flavors of spiced red raspberries that ride a wave of soft tannins and delicate acidity to a long, supple finish. Pair with Linguine with Tuna Puttanesca or Daube, a Provençal beef stew.