Production area

The Rhône Valley is the 2nd largest French AOC wine area. The appellation Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages is produced on the eastern and western side of the Rhône-river, between Vienne and Avignon. It covers 9 201 ha and extends over 4 departements : Vaucluse, Drôme, Gard et Ardèche.

Origins

Stony clay-limestone soils.

Varietal

75% Grenache, 25% Syrah

Vinification and maturing

The grapes are harvested after being tasted on the vine to ensure optimal maturity. Traditional vinification with long fermentations lasting 3 to 4 weeks with daily pumping-over of the must and rack and return to optimize the extraction of colour and flavour.

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Deep red with plum highlights.
NOSE : An intense combination of stewed fruit, wild berries, spices and liquorices.
PALATE : Its good balance is supported by well-integrated tannins.

Food and wine pairing

This wine goes remarkably well with roasted rabbit with olives, grilled lamb, sauced meat dishes and cheese like Beaufort.

Serving suggestions

14°C

Ageing potential

2 to 4 years

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