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Gabriel Meffre

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

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

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2017
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The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

Rewards

BRONZE MEDAL   International Wine Challenge 2018

BRONZE MEDAL   DWWA - Decanter 2018

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

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

Terroir: 

Clayey limestone soils from the north of Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, the vineyard benefit from the summer heat and Mistral wind.

Winemaking: 

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

 

Specific to this 2017 vintage : the high temperatures during the harvest required special attention during the winemaking. Indeed, the challenge of our team was to maintain cool enough temperatures in order to preserve the aromatic potential and the freshness of the wine.

Tasting notes: 

Crimson robe with purple nuances. The nose is seductive with aromas of ripe red fruits. The palate is elegant, round with a spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

For everyday meals with grilled and BBQed meats 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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