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Côtes du Rhône Bio

Appellation d'origine protégée

Mainly made with Grenache and Syrah grapes, this Côtes du Rhône is organically produced. With its pretty red robe, its supple and well-balanced palate as well as its velvety tanins, do not hesitate to taste it on any occasion !

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2017
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The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

Rewards

"COMMENDED"   International Wine Challenge 2018

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Côtes du Rhône Bio
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

This organic Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes cultivated according to organic agriculture standards and certified by Ecocert, an international organic certification agency.

Terroir: 

Clay and sedimentary soils in Northern and Southern Gard region (right bank of the Rhone River), and limestone soils from Vaucluse region (left bank of the Rhone River). This combination of terroirs delivers concentration and roundness, typical of the 2017 vintage.

Winemaking: 

Each grape variety is vinified individually to develop its own characteristics. The vatting time lasts 3 to 4 weeks according to grape variety. The wines are then racked off and undergo malolactic fermentation. The different grape varieties are then blended and aged 6 months in vats before bottling.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

Crimson robe with purple nuances. The nose is seductive with hints of cherries and spices. The palate is elegant and round with a spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It pairs nicely with game, grilled or barbequed meat and full-flavoured cheese. It can be enjoyed now.

The name of this organic cuvée refers to Saint François d’Assise, saint patron of ecologists and nature’s friends.

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