Côtes du Rhône Saint François 2016

AOP Côtes du Rhône Red

Awards

  • 88 pts Wine Spectator
  • 87 pts Wine Advocate
  • BRONZE Decanter
  • BRONZE International Wine Challenge

Tasting

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.

Food & wine pairings

For everyday meals with grilled and BBQed meats and strong cheese.

Detailed information

Vintage

After a mild and dry winter, a spring without frost and a particularly hot summer, harvesting began several days later than 2015, with the grape varieties being picked late August/ early September. During the harvest, weather conditions were truly exceptional, with warm clear days, fresh nights and some occasional light rainfall, stretching from early September all the way until the end of October. The sanitary state of the grapes throughout the region was excellent. So, this year again, the 2016 vintage is very qualitative, particularly for southern appellations.

Grape varieties

Grenache noir, Syrah

Winemaking

Each grape variety is vinified individually. The vatting is during 3 or 4 weeks according to grape variety. The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. Different grape varieties are blended. The ageing in vats lasts for 6 months before bottling.

Service

It can be enjoyed now.

Degree of alcohol

13,5% vol.
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