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Côtes du Rhône Villages

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation was officially created on the 25th August 1967. The Côtes du Rhône Villages Laurus is grown on complementary terroirs made of alluvial terraces, stony clay and limestone soils. This diversity achieves a fine balance between structure and fruitiness.

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2011
Gourmet fruitiness
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Thanks to the hot summer and plenty of subsoil water, the flowering process enjoyed good conditions. The rain in July delayed the ripening process, but the heat in August and September resulted in homogeneity throughout the vineyard. The grapes boasted a very satisfactory concentration in sugar. The harvest began on the 20th September.

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90   Wine Spectator

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Côtes du Rhône Villages
Vintage
2011

Grape Varieties: 

  • 60% Grenache
  • 30% Syrah
  • 10% Mourvèdre

Terroir: 

Quaternary alluvial terraces of the Rhône and stony clay and limestone soils. Mainly southerly aspect, with vines planted at an altitude of up to 200 m.

Winemaking: 

Grapes are partially de-stemmed and pressed as soon as they arrived in the cellar. A 20-day maceration with punch-downs and pump-overs. 15 months elevage in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels.

Production: 34,000 bottles
Bottled on: 20/06/2013

Tasting notes: 

Rich cherry-red colour. The nose includes fresh fruit, cherry and pomegranate. A crisp, gourmet and structured wine with delicate tannin (Feb. 2014). 

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16-18°C

Baron of lamb with mixed herbs
Roasted woodcock with woodland mushrooms
Roasted duck breast (magret)

Optimum maturity: 2013-2018

During the 17th century, "La Coste du Rhône" was the name of an administrative district in Viguerie d'Uzès (in the Gard), the wines of which were famous. The appellation was created in 1967 and extends to 95 villages.

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