The Ventoux is the region in the Rhone Valley that is on the verge of breaking out. As a regular visitor to the region some of the best winemakers in the region are hardly known outside there, and just like Camile at Saint Amant, Corinna Faravel at Martinelle is another of the rising stars who will become more widely known once the pandemic lets winemakers and buyers get together again.
Corinna did her apprenticeship in the Languedoc, at Domain d’Aupilhac, under the mentorship of Sylvain Fadat. Then in 2002 she landed her own vineyard and began producing wine. Now with vineyards in the Ventoux and Beaumes de Venice, the Martinelle wines are pure joy in the bottle.
The 2015 Martinelle Ventoux Rouge is mostly Grenache, with some Syrah, Mourvedre and Counoise in the blend. When young it was a big, brooding powerhouse, but like the charming person Corrina is, the wine has become charming as well.
With flavors of black raspberry, ripe strawberry, blueberry and tar, the 2015 is now at that point where it’s really ready to drink and is showing the grace and elegance that the Ventoux can produce.
That’s why, the 2015 Martinelle Ventoux Rouge is today‘s Winesiders’ Wine of the Day!!!