Lavau Cotes de Rhone Rouge 2015 (12 x 750mL) France

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Overview

Vineyard and Terroir

The Grenache and Syrah vines are planted on clay-limestone plains which are particularly well exposed and are managed to obtain a yield of around 40 hl/ha.

Production

The grapes are entirely de-stemmed and placed in temperature-controlled vats to macerate for around 18 days during which time only pumping-over operations are carried out. 50% of the wine is aged in vat, and 50% in 450L barrels previously used for 1 or 2 vintages, for a period of 12 months, before being blended with the vat-aged wine.

Location

This wine comes from parcels selected from the finest terroirs of the Southern Rhone Valley region, extending from Montelimar to Nimes.

Vintage

After a wet winter and spring, followed by a few showers in June, the vines were able to withstand the extreme summer droughts due to the water reserves. Ripening conditions were optimal with sunny days and cool nights,

accompanied by a light Mistral wind. The harvested grapes showed exceptional concentration and balance. 2015 is a great vintage.

Region:
FRA - Rhône
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties

Grenache noir (50%) Syrah (50%)

The delicately oaky nose offers up aromas of sweet spices which subtly mingle with notes of blackberry and blackcurrant. On the palate, there is a concentration of aromas underpinned by pronounced, yet lovely smooth, tannins.

17°C, intermediate temperature to channel the wine’s power while allowing it to open up. Ideal with grills, good charcuterie or Camembert.

Vintage
2015
Region
FRA - Rhône
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

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