United by a wish to revive their region’s winemaking history and support local winemakers, the monks of the Abbey SainteMadeleine du Barroux and the local cooperative, Beaumont de Ventoux, joined forces in 2015 to create a range of wines from their combined 30 hectares of vineyards. The quality of the grapes and the impressive community partnership attracted the attention of illustrious Rhône oenologist Philippe Cambie, who has since become consultant winemaker for Via Caritatis.
In the heart of the Papal Provence, perched at a height of 300 to 350 metres above sea level, between Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail chain, the vineyards benefit from a magnificent site and climate. Part of the Ventoux AOP (Protected Designation of Origin), the vineyards extend from the eastern ridge of the Dentelles de Montmirail, which overlooks the little village of Suzette, to the northwest foothills of the Giant of Provence (Mont Ventoux).They also benefit from a wonderful mountain freshness.
Weather conditions were optimal in 2019, with sunny days and cold nights. Harvest took place in the middle of September.
The grapes were hand harvested and subject to a rigorous sorting process upon arrival at the winery. The grapes underwent direct pressing at a low pressure. Fermentation at low temperatures took place in concrete tanks, after which the wine rested on fine lees for six months with occasional battonage, to add texture and complexity to the wine.
A blend of 90% Grenache with 10% Syrah, the Vox Rosé has a refreshing lift of acidity with aromas of wild strawberry and white blossom.
|Winemaker||Daniel Haile, Philippe Cambie|