Côtes Du Rhône Village Rasteau, M.Chapoutier, 2014, Southern Rhone, France
A blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.
A very deep crimson red, with a fine and powerful nose of ripe fruit aromas, including currant, blackcurrant and raspberry. With a generous mouth feel, this wine presents a good structure and a great potential.
The vineyard of Rasteau is situated some kilometres from “Les Dentelles de Montmirail”. It is one of the most imposing of the department of Vaucluse. It spreads out on brown-chalky soils and poor soils on marl. The vinification is carried out in the traditional way: the whole grapes are destemmed. Vatting lasts between 15 and 21 days with daily pumping over. Ageing is performed in vats; blending is then carried out and the wine is bottled from 12 to 16 months after maturing.