Maison Les Alexandrins - Terrasses de l'Eridan
"Côtes du Rhône par Excellence". Fruity and fleshy with beautiful tannins, its a great everyday wine.
The terraces are rich in quartz and marl limestone.
In 2018, we were lucky to have another very good vintage in the Northern Rhône Valley. A generous and qualitative crop despite major climatic hazards that required the greatest attention. There was an early start to the vegetative cycle with a particularly rainy spring, especially in May and June, causing suspicions of mildew, which, fortunately did not take place. Then the summer was scorching hot with drought and risks hailstorms. These tense and extreme conditions required increased monitoring, responsiveness and constant vigilance in the vineyard. The harvest then began under bright sunshine on August 31st with our first harvest on the Brézèyme appellation and ended on September 25th with the red St Joseph. For each area, the sessions were quite short, with a very strict selection of the bunches, in order to harvest at optimum maturity while maintaining freshness and liveliness. We have worked daily, tasting the berries, differentiating the age of the vines, the grape varieties, the terroirs to personalise each snip of secateurs and only select the best.
After the harvest is sorted and destemmed, vinification takes place in stainless steel and oak. Ageing partly in wood fermenters and partly in stainless steel vats for 8 months.
Beautiful intense and shiny-red colour. The nose reveals a beautiful aromatic expression with notes of red fruit and pepper. Well balanced, the mouth is delicious with a abondance of red fruit, enhanced by a hint of spice.
Serve at 18°C with beef, lamb or poultry.
Grenache : 60 %
Syrah : 40 %
Blue Lifestyle , 91/100 , 2019-05-01
"Unadorned cherry and raspberry puree notes stream through here, with light red licorice and bergamot accents along the edges. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now. "
Wine Spectator , 89/100 , 2019-11-30