Vieilles Vignes Cotes-Du-Rhone 2012
Southern Rhone, France
Confidential production for this vintage close to the best wines that surrounds it.
Varietal: 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Syrah
Aroma: A bouquet with a nose of red fruits and licorice.
Palate: The mouth is serious, concentrated with persistence on aromas of liquorice and macerated fruit.
Bottle Closure: Cork
Serving temperature: 18° C
Harvest: Manual grape harvest and grapes selection.
Vinification: Maceration 3 weeks. 70% in stainless steel vats and 30% in half muid 12 months livestock.
>> "Dark and ripe with some savoury character. A cool finish and both very round and mineral. Interesting wine!"
>> "Bright ruby. Dark berry and cherry pit aromas are lifted by notes of fresh lavender and white pepper. Densely packed dark fruit flavors pick up a bitter edge with air, along with a touch of licorice. Pretty serious for a "basic" Chateauneuf, finishing with good energy and tannic grip."
-Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar-
>> "Fleshy plum and fig paste notes are lined with dark cocoa and roasted alder hints. The toast leaves a slightly hefty feel on the finish."