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Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

Sophisticated blend of the main white grape varieties of the appellation, this white Côtes du Rhône offers an intense nose of white flowers and fresh fruits. Ideal for an improvised aperitif or a lunch.

Cote du rhone
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2016
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After a mild and dry winter, a spring without frost and a particularly hot summer, harvesting began several days later than 2015, with the grape varieties being picked late August/ early September. During the harvest, weather conditions were truly exceptional, with warm clear days, fresh nights and some occasional light rainfall, stretching from early September all the way until the end of October. The sanitary state of the grapes throughout the region was excellent. So, this year again, the 2016 vintage is very qualitative, particularly for southern appellations.

Rewards

13.5/20   Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve 2018

87   The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache, Clairette Blanche, Viognier and Bourboulenc grapes from clay limestone soils from the North of the Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts; it endures the summer heat and Mistral wind.

Winemaking: 

The harvest is realised early in the morning to preserve primary aromas of the grapes which are then pressed. Optimized settling to boost aromatic potential (between 3 and 6°C) before the fermentation at very low temperature (12 - 14°C). The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

Pale robe with green hints. Fine and elegant with complex notes of white flowers (jasmine) and apricot. Well-balanced in mouth with fruit aromas at the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Perfect as an aperitif, with a salmon tartar, pork with curry & garlic, or again with a pear & almond tart. Enjoy it cool between 10°C to 12°C, now or cellar for up to 3 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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