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Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes selected for this cuvée are vinified separetely to preserve their characteristics.

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2013
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The harvest in 2013 are among the later in recent years. The cold and wet spring resulted in a late and long flowering period, as well as a heterogeneous development of vineyards. The hot summer, followed by storms in September, allowed to relaunch maturities. The maturity of the Grenaches has been optimized to achieve highly qualitive wines, highly concentrated which fulfill and lining the mouth. The Syrahs are on freshness, spices and black fruit; the Mourvèdres are marked by tobacco, truffles and chocolate. A nice vintage 2013, very aromatic, fresh and structured.

Rewards

86   Wine Spectator

87   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

ARGENT   Mundus Vini

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes from clayey limestone soils from the north of Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts; the vineyard endures the summer heat and Mistral winds.

Winemaking: 

Each grape variety is vinified individually to develop their own characteristics. The vatting is during 3 or 4 weeks according to grape variety. The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. Different grape varieties are blended. The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

Crimson robe with purple nuances. The nose is seductive with hints of cherries and spices. The palate is elegant, round with a spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

For everyday meals with cooked meats, grilled meat and strong cheese.Enjoy it now or cellar for up to 5 years.

Born during the 3rd century in Spain, Saint Vincent has been considered as the patron saint of winegrowers. Given that “Vincent” means “triumphant” in Latin, the choice of this name for our cuvée needs no further explanation !

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