AOC Côtes du Rhône
"Côtes du Rhône par Excellence". Fruity and fleshy with beautiful tannins, its a great everyday wine.
In Vinsobres the terraces are rich in quartz and marl limestone.
The vintage :
2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.
This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah from further north (from our vineyard in Vinsobres) and Mourvèdre.
After the harvest is sorted and destemmed, vinification takes place in stainless steel and oak. Ageing occurs in tanks and Foudre 25% of the year.
Cinsault : 5%
Grenache : 50%
Mourvèdre : 20%
Syrah : 25%
Tasting notes :
This wine in 2015 shows lots of fruit, good freshness and character. The Grenache/Syrah duo blends perfectly. Pretty aromas of red and black fruit, good aromatic intensity, the mouth is fresh and generous. The silky tannins accompany a long aromatic finish.
Serving tips :
Serve at 18°C with beef, lamb or poultry.
The 2015 Côtes Du Rhône Terrasses De L’Eridan checks in as a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault. It offers plenty of red fruits, herbes de Provence, licorice, and baking spice to go with a rounded, sexy, lightly textured style on the palate. It has sweet tannin and is loaded with charm. Drink it over the coming couple of years.
Jeb Dunnuck, Note : 89/100, 2018-03-20