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Gabriel Meffre

Côtes du Rhône Red

Appellation d'origine protégée

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

Gabriel Meffre signature CDR rouge
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2019
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In the Southern Rhône Valley the harvest was spread out between the 2nd of September and the beginning of October. The whites were harvested in the first half of September while the reds were harvested in two stages in order to maximise elegance and intensity. The first half was around mid-September while the second picking took place towards the end of September, after a brief, beneficial rainfall. The balance and concentration of this vintage are remarkable.

Rewards

88 - 90 pts Jeb Dunnuck

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Côtes du Rhône Red
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache and Syrah

Terroir: 

Primarily clayey limestone soils from the north of Vaucluse and Gard. With a Southern French climate renowned for its contrasts, the vineyards 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 undergo malolactic fermentation. The different grape varieties are then blended and aged 6 months in vats before bottling.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

Crimson robe with purple nuances. The nose is seductive with aromas of black fruits (blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry) and hints of "garrigue" (thyme and rosemary). The palate is elegant, round with a spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

For everyday fun and simple 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 is considered as the patron saint of winegrowers. One of the reason is the presence of the French word for wine (‘vin’) in his name. Vincent means also ‘triumphant’ in Latin.

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