Rasteau Saint-Didier 2023
AOP Rasteau Red
TastingDeep ruby, brilliant colour. Great aromas of ripe fruits along with peppery spices. Round and silky palate with lingering fruitiness.
Food & wine pairingsPairs nicely with full flavoured dishes: curry lamb, truffle Ravioles or a chocolate dessert.
A dry, mild winter with a few days of violent mistral winds, particularly at the end of January, resulted in a significant water deficit, with only 30 mm of rainfall in 3 months. The drought continued into the mild spring. Rain arrived at bud-break, when the bunches emerged, and then at veraison (between mid-June and mid-July), raising fears of an attack of mildew, which was finally brought under control. Over the summer, the vines held up well against the heatwave at the end of August. Harvesting, which took place quite late, was still hot and dry. The harvested grapes were perfectly healthy, with concentrated berries. To sum up, a late and generous vintage with a highly aromatic profile and lovely texture for well-structured, yet elegant reds.