Sometimes wines just fly under the radar and need to be better known. That’s the case with the Chateau Unang and their 2016 La Source red from the rapidly rising Ventoux wine region in France. On the 9th century historic property, James and Joanna King produce wines of tremendous character amongst the breathtaking view based winery on the side of Mount Ventoux.
The 2016 Chateau Unang La Source is a wine of grace, power, sophistication, flavor, style, spice and gobs of red fruit, all encased in a velvety finish. Completely hand-harvested off of a vineyard that dates back centuries, the Syrah led blend includes Grenache and Cinsault, delivering a powerful Ventoux experience like few others.
Tastes of blackberries, blueberries, white pepper and spice, backed by hints of violets and some ripened raspberries and strawberries all come across in the flavor the wine. This is a serious dinner wine, and capable of standing up to more popular wines from the Gigondas’ Domaine du Cayron or the Maury region of the Roussillon’s Clos des Fees.
That’s why the 2016 Chateau Unang La Source Ventoux is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!!!