Côtes du Rhône Villages 2012

AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Red


  • 87 pts Wine Spectator


A rich garnet red colour. Quite concentrated nose of spicy dark fruit (plum, dark cherry, cardamon) and a warm, imposing mouth-feel confirming the richness of the vintage.

Food & wine pairings

Daube provençale (stew)
Stuffed peppers
Shoulder of lamb with tomato

Detailed information


A dry and cold winter with many days of Mistral wind which left the vines healthy and disease-free. Followed a very wet Spring which pushed back the flowering by 2 weeks. The summer months were hot allowing for an excellent concentration of the grapes. The harvest began on the 8th September, under warm, sunny conditions.

Grape varieties

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre


Plots selected from complementary terroirs to achieve a fine balance between structure and fruitiness: quaternary alluvial terraces of the Rhône and stony clay and limestone soils. Mainly southerly aspect, with vines planted at an altitude of up to 200 m.


Grapes are partially de-stemmed and crushed as soon as they arrived in the cellar. A 20-day maceration with punch-downs and pump-overs. Part of the blend is aged 12 months in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels.

Production: 19,800 bottles
Bottled on: 11 June 2014


Best served at 14-16°C

Degree of alcohol

14,5% vol.
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