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Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

This 44.000 ha vineyard extends from Vienne to Avignon and covers six departments. Our parcel selection comes from plot in the Vaucluse and the Gard for the complementary nature of their terroirs, resulting in a fine balance between fruity and fresh aromatic notes.

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2014
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A year with no water stress. All grape varieties developed harmoniously, promitting complex, fresh and aromatic wines. The strong Mistral wind that blew during the last week of August removed the risk of sanitary issues. Harvest started in the best conditions on 1st Sept. 2014.

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89   Vinous - Josh Raynolds

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

  • 56% Viognier
  • 22% Roussanne
  • 18% Grenache
  • 4% Clairette

Terroir: 

Plots selected in the Vaucluse and in the Gard for the complementary nature of their terroirs: stony alluvial terraces and pebbly clay soils (alt. 100/150 m – facing south/southwest and east/west), resulting in a fine balance between fruity and fresh aromatic notes.

Winemaking: 

Grenache and Clairette are pressed immediately. The Viognier undergoes skin maceration in the press. Cold static raking of must. Fermentation process begins in vats. Viognier and Clairette are vinified and matured in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels for 6 months with regular stirring of lees during the first 4 months. No malolactic fermentation.

Production: 17,074 bottles
Bottled on: 18/05/2015

Tasting notes: 

Shiny, light golden colour. Very aromatic nose of apricot, typical of Viognier grapes, and white flowers. Round and smooth palate with notes of spices and dried banana. Powerful and long finish (June 2015).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

10-12°C

Evening buffet
Bratwurst
Veal cheeks with lemon confit

Optimum maturity: 2014 - 2016
ABV: 13,5%

Age of vines & yield: 

35 years on average – 35 hl/ha

In 1650, a law was passed to protect the authenticity and quality of “Coste du Rhône” wines, named after a district in the Gard. Their notoriety grew and took shape in 1937 with the official creation of the appellation.

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