Côtes du Rhône, Chapoutier, Southern Rhône, France 2016
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
A superb wine with rich aromas of dark red fruits, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish.
The vineyards of the red Côtes du Rhône extend over the “communes” of Sablet and Séguret, on a silty and stony subsoil coming from the former bed of the Rhône. The grapes are hand harvested at optimum maturity. Vinification: 100% destemming. Maceration lasts 15 days and procures a good tannic structure which permits the ageing and guarantees the stability of the wine. The wine is aged in vats to develop a good expression of the fruits.
Serve with grilled or roast meats, especially lamb, pizza, pasta and barbecue.