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Gabriel Meffre

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Grenache and Syrah grapes selected for this cuvée are vinified separetely to preserve their characteristics.

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2018
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth of the grapes. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for harvests with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The grapes were harvested for a total of 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under ideal climatic conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.

Rewards

BRONZE             DWWA 2019

COMMENDED   IWC 2019

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

This Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.

Terroir: 

Clayey limestone soils from the north of Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, the vineyard benefit from the summer heat and Mistral wind.

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 undergoe malolactic fermentation. The different grape varieties are then blended and aged 6 months in vats before bottling.

 

Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

Rich crimson hue with aromas of cherry and spice. Full generous plum and cherry notes with long spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

For everyday meals : roast chicken, ribs or fricassee of wild mushrooms. Serve at 16°C. It can be enjoyed now.

Born during the 3rd century in Spain, Saint Vincent has been considered as the patron saint of winegrowers ever since the Frankish King Childebert brought back his tunic from Saragossa, the Spanish town of which he was Deacon. Several reasons can explain this choice, the simplest being the presence of the French word for wine (‘vin’) in his name. And given that Vincent means ‘triumphant’ in Latin, the choice of this name for our wine needs no further explanation!

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