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Tom and the Peloton, Ventoux Rouge

Tom and the Peloton, Ventoux Rouge

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Tom and the Peloton, Ventoux Rouge

Wine Info

Origin- France

Region- Ventoux

Grapes- Syrah 60%, Grenache 40%

Type- Red

Style- Complex and aromatic with dark red fruits and a hint of herbs

Alcohol- 14.5%


Born in County Durham, Tom Simpson was one of Britain’s greatest cyclists. Specialising in pursuit racing, he won amateur medals at both the 1956 Olympics and the 1958 Commonwealth Games.

In 1959, Simpson moved to France, winning his first professional race, the Tour de Flanders, two years later. He was the first ever British rider to wear the Yellow Jersey, finishing 6th overall in the Tour de France of 1962. His pleasant disposition made him popular with both fans and the peloton. Sadly, in the thirteenth stage of the Tour of 1967, Simpson collapsed and died during an ascent of Mont Ventoux. He was 29 years old.

A memorial on the roadside close to where he died has since become a place of pilgrimage. His character and charm, but determination and will to win ensures that Tom, le plus fort will always be held in high esteem by his fellow cyclists..

This Ventoux blend of Syrag and Grenache is complex, with fresh red fruits and a hint of herbs. Very well balanced and easy drinking.


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