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Gabriel Meffre

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée
Cotes du Rhone
couleur
2014
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2014 harvest looks qualitative, taking advantage of a well-balanced development of all the vines. The very wet winter allowed to fill up with water supply before a beautiful very dry spring. The blooming took place in optimal conditions, the nouaison was excellent, particularly at the level of grenaches. Degrees remain normal and rosés announce of a very good aromatic level, with lower degrees, synonym for freshness and for sharpness.

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89   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

84 Wine Enthusiast

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2014

Terroir: 

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; it endures the summer heat and Mistral winds.

Winemaking: 

Each grape variety is vinified individually to develop their own characteristics. The
grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. Fermentation at low temperature. Racking
off clear juices and stopping of the malolactic fermentation. Blending of the
different grapes varieties in December and bottling early in order to keep all the
freshness and fruit notes.

Tasting notes: 

Striking pink robe with light shades of purple. Floral scents with notes of fresh
red fruits. The palate is fruity and well balanced, the finish is fresh with notes
of raspberries and spices.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It will pair nicely with lemon-parsley chicken brochette or other Provencal
and Mediterranean dishes. Enjoy it cool, between 10 to 12°C, now or wtithin
2 years of age.

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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