Côtes du Rhônes AOC
APPELLATION > Côtes du Rhône AOC
GRAPE VARIETIES > Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.
Blend of the aromatic, smooth Grenache grape with Syrah for its length and power and Mourvèdre for its fine tannins.
SOIL > 2 different areas:
• 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 the Gard department in predominantly sandy soils where the Grenache grape can express itself fully and lend the wine its aromatic complexity and smoothness.
VINIFICATION > After the grapes were harvested, the juice undergo a 15 to 18-day fermentation period with regular pumping over as well as rack and return. The barrel-aged Mourvèdre adds a subtle touch of complexity.
TASTING NOTES > An attractive Rhône wine with strawberry fruit character and smoky, peppery notes finishing on long, harmonious tannins.
FOOD & WINES > Enjoy at 18°C with meats in sauce, Mediterranean dishes, marinated game and cheeses.