Tom and the Peloton is named after Tom Simpson, one of Britain`s greatest cyclists who was the first British rider to wear the Yellow Jersey and compete in the Tour de France in 1962. Sadly, during the thirteenth stage of the Tour of 1967 Tom collapsed and died during an ascent of Mont Ventoux at the age of 29. To this day there stands a memorial to Tom on the roadside where he died. A portion of the proceeds of each bottle sold is donated to the Simpson family to help maintain the memorial. The wine itself has been sourced from the much respected Domaine des Anges in the Ventoux and has the friendliness and easy-going charm that both the region and Tom are remembered for. Tasting Notes Textured and fruity, with all the hallmarks of the Anges style; good balance and no over-ripe cooked fruit. As with many Ventoux wines there is a lovely hint of garrigue; the Provence aromas of pine, underbrush and savoury herbs.
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- Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz