Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Food pairing recommendation: red meat, hard matured cheese
Serving temperature recommendation: 16 – 18 °C
Type: red, dry
Ecological status: common
Alcohol vol.: 15 %
Volume: 0,75 ml
About producer: In 1309 Pope Clement V settled down permanently in Comtat-Venaissin. For his summer holiday residence, he chose the Benedictine Abbey of Notre-Dame du Groseau at the foot of Mont Ventoux. As he did in 1299, in Pessac near Bordeaux, Clement V planted vines in Le Groseau. This was the first pontifical vineyard, whose wines adorned the Pope’s tables in Avignon. The young vine shoot Via Caritatis, which sprouted from the ancient papal vine, echoes the principal mission of the Pope, to preside over charity – præesse caritati. Today Via Caritatis is the way that enabled the small winegrowers of the mountains and the monks of Le Barroux to bring out together the best of their terroir, thus allowing the creative power of Charity to express itself in them, in order to enchant the world.