Oraison, Cotes du Rhone 2016
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Blend: Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre
Tasting comments: Gorgeous highly typical Côtes du Rhône with perfectly balanced structure and roundness
Food pairing: Beef, duck, lamb, bbq, cheese
This is a gorgeous, highly typical Côtes-du-Rhône with perfectly balanced structure and roundness.
Beautiful garnet red in color with red berry and cherry on the nose underscored by lovely notes of licorice and pepper.
Nice structure on the palate with fine, silky tannins.”
Located on either side of the Rhône River between Vienne, Valence and Avignon, the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation derives its personality from an astounding diversity of soil types, climates and grape varieties.
For this cuvee, two different areas have been chosen:
• vines grown on slopes that are protected from the Mistral wind at an altitude of 300m in the Drôme department where the stony marl-based soil yields classy, harmonious, powerful wines.
• vines grown on the flatlands in Provence (Gard department) in predominantly sandy soils where the Grenache grape can express itself fully and lend the wine its aromatic complexity and smoothness.
The Mediterranean climate is characterized by the Mistral wind, very pronounced differences between the seasons, hot temperatures and an exceptional amount of sunshine.
Aromatic blend of smooth Grenache grape with Syrah for its length and power and Mourvèdre for its fine tannins.
After the grapes were harvested, the juice is added undergo a 15 to 18-days fermentation period with regular pumping over as well as rack and return.
The barrel-aged Mourvèdre adds a subtle touch of complexity.