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Gabriel Meffre

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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2015
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After a warm and hot summer, some rainy periods enabled the grapes to achieve the ideal maturity. During the harvest (which was early), the wind regulated the excessive temperatures, preserving the aromas of the grapes. This ideal weather and healthy conditions make the 2015 vintage one of the most qualitative in recent years.

Rewards

90   The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

90 + Wine Orbit (NZ)

87 Decanter

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache and Syrah 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 wind.

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 ever since the Frankish King Childebert brought back his tunic from Saragossa, the Spanish town of which he was Deacon. Several reasons can explain this choice, the simplest being the presence of the French word for wine (‘vin’) in his name. And given that Vincent means ‘triumphant’ in Latin, the choice of this name for our wine needs no further explanation!

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