AOP Côtes du Rhône Domaine Les Cassanets red

AOP Côtes du Rhône Domaine Les Cassanets red

The vineyard belongs to the Bressy family, third generation of growers in this estate. The Domaine Les Cassanets is located in Courthezon just meters aways from the Châteauneuf du Pape vines.

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Terroir
Brown sandy soils with sanstone from Miocene …..just across the road from the Chateauneuf du Pape area.
Grape varieties
Grenache 80%, Syrah 15%, Mourvèdre 5%
Winemaking
Hand harvested. The grapes are coming from old vines producing very low yields. Destalking, 15 to 20 days vatting time, daily releases. Controled temperature between 27 to 30° C
Ageing
10 months in concrete vats. No oak to show the purest expression of the fruit and terroir.
Tasting notes
This wine is issued from old Grenache vines and old vines of Syrah and Mourvèdre. The grapes are picked at optimal maturity and sorted out before crushing. Grenache brings roundness, fatness and softness, while Syrah and Mourvèdre bring structure and frame. The tannins are extremely smooth and elegant, the wine is like velvet in the mouth, with roundness, complexity and a long finish of spices. It’s like a baby Chateauneuf du Pape
Tasting advices
To enjoy now or can be kept 5-7 years. Serve at 14°-16°C.
Food pairings
It will pair very well with Mediterranean dishes even spicy as well as dishes in sauce or game such as venison
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Awards

2022 : Gold Medal Concours Lyon
2021 : Gold Medal Concours de Brignoles
2020 : Gold Medal Gilbert et Gaillard 2021
2019 : Gold Medal Lyon 2020 ; Gold Medal Gilbert et Gaillard 2020
2018 : Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard
2017 : Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard
2016 : Gold medal Orange, Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard
2015 : Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard