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  • Blend: 30% Clairette, 35% Grenache, 25% Roussanne, 10% Viognier.
  • The rich texture of the wine.
  • A bright pale gold color
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose In a bright pale gold color, expressive, showing aromas of citrus fruits and white fruits.
Palate With a mouth feel which expresses a roundness slightly brioched from the Roussane and Viognier, sustained by the fresh acidity of the Clairette and finishing on a touch of minerality.
Food Pairing Roast pork with apples, cider vinegar & rosemary.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Harvest by hand, at the appropriate time for each grape variety to be at full maturity, based on grape tastings by our expert panel. The grape bunches are then carefully sorted to remove any unwanted fruit.
Variety White Blends
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2015
Region Rhone Valley
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Rhone Valley
The Rhône Valley is in the South of France and is situated in the Rhône river valley. The region has been growing wines for centuries and is generally split into two sub-regions. In the Northern Rhône, Syrah is the predominant grape variety, though it is often blended with other white varieties like Marsanne, Rousanne and Viognier, or the red grape Mourvedre. In the Southern Rhône, a wide range of white, red and rosés are produced alongside the undisputed king of the Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.



The Northern Rhône is cooler than the Southern Rhône and has a continental climate with warm summers and cold winter. The appellations from North to South are Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château-Grillet, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas and Saint-Péray.



In Southern Rhône, the climate is more Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most famous appellation but others include Côtes du Rhône, Gigondas and Lirac. Large pebbles are used in the region, placed at the base of the vines to absorb the suns heat during the day, to keep the vines warm at night.



Châteauneuf-du-Papes are blended from the 13 permitted grape varieties, though Grenache usually dominates, supported by Syrah and Mourvèdre. These wines can be supremely rich and complex and typically warrant 5-10 years in the cellar for best results.
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Robert Parker
A hidden gem in the vintage, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone is made from 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that was brought up all in concrete tanks. It offers everything you could want from a Cotes du Rhone, with ample black raspberry, strawberry, garrigue and floral notes flowing to a medium-bodied, seamless, hard to resist style on the palate. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.

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