Follow the length of its winding waters and gentle banks, Côte du Rhône vineyards thrive across 171 rich and varied terroirs and vineyards, all bathed in the same bountiful sun. There’s no place like Rhône! Grenache, the base variety, brings fruity flavours, warmth, and body. Syrah and Mourvèdre give the wine their spicy aromas, and a colour and structure suitable for ageing. This collection features 3 bottles each from 4 renowned Rhône producers.
The StarDozen consists of the following:
3 bottles Delas Freres Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit 2018
3 bottles Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2018
3 bottles Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre Rouge 2019
3 bottles La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2019
Delas Freres Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit 2018
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache. Its deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, and liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. "Bright and juicy, with violet, plum and blackberry notes streaming through, laced with a light graphite edge on the finish.
Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2018
The wine is deep violet red in color and the nose is intensely fruity, with mineral notes. This vintage brought remarkable freshness, as well as balanced tannins, for a wine that offers 3 to 5 years of aging potential. Dark berries and raspberries on the palate are offset by slight grilled notes and nuances of licorice.
Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre Rouge 2019
Bunches of Grenache and Syrah grown on chalk and clay soils are strictly sorted to produce this cuvée. Hand harvests and traditional winemaking processes give a wine with red and black fruits aromas (blackberry and plum). A sweet touch of liquorice plus spice add layers to the sumptuous palate. A mouth filling wine in a pure Rhône style.
La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2019
Beautiful red color, with purple reflections. With lots of freshness, this 2019 vintage is the archetype of a wine that gives pleasure: authentic, sincere and tasty. It has notes of red and black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant), rich and spicy. The mouth is fruity and full-bodied boosting the taste buds. Balanced, crisp, with silky tannins, the final has a beautiful aromatic persistence.
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