Côtes du Rhône Villages 2015

AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Red

Awards

  • 88-90 pts Wine Advocate
  • ARGENT Decanter

Tasting

“A plump, full-bodied, sexy and layered red that has lots of dark fruits… It’s a rocking fruit bomb that will deliver the goods over the 3-4 years” – (Jeb Dunnuck) Wine Advocate Robert Parker (88-90/100), 28th Oct. 2016

Food & wine pairings

Veal “filet mignon”, white asparagus in morel sauce
Lamb from Provence with Mediterranean vegetables

Detailed information

Vintage

All grapes have been harvested at their optimum maturity, delivering intense aromas and a beautiful freshness. Red wines are particularly colorful, with lots of polyphenols, which is essential for making wines with a very long ageing potential. 2015 promises to be an exceptional vintage in the Rhone Valley!

Harvest took place between the 7th Sept. and the 10th Oct.

Grape varieties

72% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre

Terroir

A selection of terroirs from the Gard and Vaucluse departments:

– Gard: rolled stones and clay sub-soil for the Grenaches that mature gently with no hydric stress

– Vaucluse: limetone and sandstone that provide a fresh spicyness to the Syrah. South-exposed clay soils for the Grenache

Winemaking

Partial destemming and crushing upon arrival at the winery. 3 weeks of maceration with punch-downs and pumping over.
59% of the wine is aged in 275lt-oak Laurus barrels for 17 months (1 & 2-year barrels).

Bottled on the 6th July 2017

36190 bottles, 660 magnums and 47 jéroboams produced

Service

Optimum maturity: 2017 – 2025

Service temperature: 14-16°C

Degree of alcohol

14,5% vol.
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