The name 'Vertiges' translates as 'fear of heights'. Apt for a wine made from grapes gathered on precipitous slopes by Peyrepertuse Castle. 500m above sea level on a ragged Pyrenean peak, the vines produce a wine with luscious, ripe, silky flavour.
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Sweet red fruit, crushed plum, blackcurrant and a long warm finish
Plum, red berries, cassis and a hint of spiced oak
A fear of heights is a non-starter for those working in the vineyards of Vallée du Paradis. They perch perilously on the slopes below Peyrepertuse, an ancient Cathar fortress some 800m high in the Pyrenees. So collecting the intensely fruity, aromatic grapes is not for the faint-hearted. Luckily, winemaker Benjamin Andrieu is willing to put fear aside to tend them. The result is a really appealing red, with bright fruit and seductively spiced notes. Syrah brings ripe blackberry, herbs and spice, while juicy Grenache and peppery Carignan add even more depth and body. A top choice for those who love smooth, silky reds with the warmth of southern France. Great with grilled meats, pasta with pesto or aubergine bake or as a glass on its own.
"A beautiful velvety wine. One of the most delicious wines I have had"
5-star Online Review