Most of our growers own vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape and vineyards of Côtes du Rhône. For that reason, the large majority of the grapes used in our Côtes du Rhône have been hand harvested since they can use the same team of harvesters. This way we can offer a superior quality.
Clay and limestone with round pebbles on the surface.
Grenache 80%, Syrah 15%, Mourvèdre 5%.
Total destemming, 3 to 4 weeks traditional maceration in concrete tanks. Classic pressing in pneumatic press and daily releases and pumping over.
Controlled temperature of 27 to 32° C.
12 months in concrete tanks with partial oak treatment.
This wine is a blend of three classic grape varieties from the Chateauneuf du Pape area: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Grenache brings strengh, fatness and softness. Syrah brings the structure, the spices with aromas of violets and a deep ruby colour. Mourvèdre brings tannins and body. The oak treatment adds complexity, toasted notes of vanilla, grilled spices to the fruit driven base. This Grande Réserve Côtes du Rhône has a solid structure, good concentration, and ripe fruit. It is well balanced and shows a lot of elegance and finesse.
From now and can be kept 3 to 4 years. Serve at 16-18 °C.
It will perfectly match meat dishes cooked in sauce as well as a lamb shank or ribeye steaks.