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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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2015
An exceptional vintage!
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All grapes have been harvested at their optimum maturity, delivering intense aromas and a beautiful freshness. Red wines are particularly colorful, with lots of polyphenols, which is essential for making wines with a very long ageing potential. 2015 promises to be an exceptional vintage in the Rhone Valley!

Harvest took place between the 7th Sept. and the 10th Oct. 

Rewards

88-90/100   Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

SILVER    Decanter

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Côtes du Rhône Villages
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

72% Grenache

26% Syrah

2% Mourvèdre

Terroir: 

A selection of terroirs from the Gard and Vaucluse departments:

- Gard: rolled stones and clay sub-soil for the Grenaches that mature gently with no hydric stress

- Vaucluse: limetone and sandstone that provide a fresh spicyness to the Syrah. South-exposed clay soils for the Grenache

Winemaking: 

Partial destemming and crushing upon arrival at the winery. 3 weeks of maceration with punch-downs and pumping over.
59% of the wine is aged in 275lt-oak Laurus barrels for 17 months (1 & 2-year barrels).

Bottled on the 6th July 2017

36190 bottles, 660 magnums and 47 jéroboams produced

Tasting notes: 

"A plump, full-bodied, sexy and layered red that has lots of dark fruits... It's a rocking fruit bomb that will deliver the goods over the 3-4 years" - (Jeb Dunnuck) Wine Advocate Robert Parker (88-90/100), 28th Oct. 2016

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Optimum maturity: 2017 – 2025

Service temperature: 14-16°C

Alc. By Vol.: 14.5%

 

Veal "filet mignon", white  asparagus in morel sauce
Lamb from Provence with Mediterranean vegetables

Age of vines & yield: 

50 years (average) with some old Grenaches (60-90 years) - 39hl/ha

During the 17th Century, the "Coste du Rhone" 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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