Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2013

£14.99

An excellent example of Caroline Bonville’s award winning red wine.  Really deep strong flavours.  An environmentally conscious “Green” wine producer that more than fulfils the promise.  We will be sourcing more of her wines next year.

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

Partner: Mas Karolina
Vintage: 2013
Tasting Notes: A spicy toasty nose with the aromas of mature red fruits (cherry), some coconut, liquorice and chocolate.  In the mouth, a rich, silky texture, with the flavour of fruit developing around ripe subtle tannins to leave a fresh finish.
Classification: IGP Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Grape: Grenache Noir 45% Syrah 31% Carignan Noir 24%
Strength: 14.5%
Serve at: Room temperature 18°C
Serve with: Red meats, strong cheese
Soil: Black Marl (Grenache Noir) Granite (Syrah) Schistes (Carignan)
Yield: 15 hectolitres/hectare
Cultivation: Since acquisition Caroline Bonville has completely altered the methods of cultivation with a green, environmental approach.  A balance organic manure is used each year in lieu of chemical fertilisers and organic interventions (planting of species) is used to control weed growth to avoid chemical weedkillers.  The soil is regularly managed to ensure the required aeration of the soil to produce a good microbial environment for root growth.  Manual pruning (old fashioned Goblet pruning) and clearing of the vines is carried out throughout the season as required.  Grapes are hand picked using traditional wicker cagettes and initially sorted for quality at the vines to ensure only the very best grapes are used.
Vinification: A blending of old Grenache Noir grapes with Syrah and Carignan. First sorted at the vine then again at a vibrating table prior to pressing.  Four weeks of maceration with malolactic fermentation in tanks. Matured in barrels for 12 – 15 months.

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