Results For Rhone Valley Wines

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Grape Varieties : Grenache 84%, Syrah 10%, Mourvèdre 6%
Age of the Vineyards : Very old vine stocks, almost 100 years old
Geographic Situation : On the communes of Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Soil in alluvial terraces is composed of galets (large rounded pebbles) mixed with sandy red clay
Methods of Cultivation : Principles of the “agriculture raisonnée”, a philosophy of production to guarantee :
– a first-quality product
– a completely safe product
– a better respect of our environment
The utilization of traditional techniques; ploughing, hand harvesting and sorting by each grape-picker.
Methods of Vinification : De-stemming of the grapes, maceration for a period of 20 days minimum.
Part of the wine is stored in “barriques” for one year.
Wine & Food : Serve at 16° to 18°
Appearance : deep ruby red in colour
Nose : raspberries, spices, vanilla and a hint of violet
Palate : strong structure with well-blended tannins. Flavours of jammy red fruit with a touch of vanilla and developing earthy notes and hints of truffles.
Its balance makes it excellent to drink now, however it will certainly develop its full character over time.
This is a perfect wine for all celebrations.Peak : 5 to 10 years
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Grape Varieties : Grenache 70%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 5%
Age of the Vineyards : For Syrah and Mourvèdre, 30 years average age
For Grenache, from 40 to 95 years old
Geographic Situation : Bordering the area of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s appellation, between the communes of Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape; the soil in alluvial terraces is composed of galets (large rounded pebbles) mixed with sandy red clay
Methods of Cultivation : Principles of the “agriculture raisonnée”, a philosophy of production to guarantee :
– a first-quality product
– a completely safe product
– a better respect of our environment

The utilization of traditional techniques; ploughing, hand harvesting and sorting by each grape-picker.
Methods of Vinification : De-stemming of the grapes, maceration for a period of 20 days minimum
Part of the wine is stored in barriques for one year
Wine & Food : Appearance : a deep red color of ruby or ripe cherry
Nose : bouquet of ripe red fruits and bilberries
Palate : good tannic structure. The nose of ripe fruits is confirmed on the palate and develops to some hints of raspberries and blackcurrant. A well-balanced and harmonious wine which displays a great length.
This wine is well suited to all meat and game dishes, and is also the perfect accompaniment to all cheeses.
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winemaker’s notes:
A wine with a beautiful dark color, with purple reflections. On the nose, we are seduced by the intensity and the purity of the fruit, by the discrete perception of the aromas coming from the ageing in barrels, by the touch of velvet that bring so much complexity. On the palate, the charm continue to operate. The wine is perfectly balanced, fleshy, round, structured, but still dominated by this finese and precision that makes it accessible. The finish is long with hints of sweetness, fruit paste, and sweet spices.Blend: 46% Grenache, 44% Roussanne, 9% Clairette, 1% Bourboulenc
alcohol by volume: 14.0%

critical acclaim:
“Bold spice and warm linzer torte aromas lead to a racy beam of cherry compote, plum sauce and raspberry coulis. The long, spice- and toast-filled finish is showy. Drink now through 2019.”
92 Points
Wine Spectator

“The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Composed of 47% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre, it is surprisingly soft and evolved for La Nerthe, but that actually gives the wine additional appeal. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of blue and black fruits, lavender, licorice, truffles and garrigue. Full-bodied, supple textured, fleshy and succulent…”
92 Points
The Wine Advocate

“Vivid ruby. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas, with exotic notes of pit fruits and vanilla gaining strength with air. Supple, sweet, palate-coating blackberry and cherry flavors become spicier with air. Shows very good energy on the finish, which is precise, sappy and very persistent.”
91 Points
International Wine Cellar

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Thankfully, Domaine des Escaravailles’ many fans have not been put off by its slightly gruesome name: escaravailles is the Occitan name for scarab beetles, a fact that has been immortalised on the wines’ labels. The term was also a nickname for the black-robed monks that occupied the area’s Catholic monasteries centuries ago; however the domaine’s history is somewhat more recent.

The vineyard is 65 hectares, 40 of which are in the rocky, clay-limestone hillsides of Rasteau. The steep, south-facing slopes provide excellent exposure and drainage for the vines, and the high altitude (around 250m above sea level) causes cooler nights, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, imbuing the resultant wines with superb balance.

A plus for the estate is the age of its vines: the grenache has an average age of 40-50 years, whereas the syrah is between 30 and 35 years old.  The company practises organic and sustainable viticulture, and the harvest is all done by hand, with a strict selection process both in the vineyard and once the grapes reach the cellar. The grapes do not have far to travel: the winery is set into the hillsides in the heart of the vineyards at Rasteau, and boasts an impressive range of state-of-the-art technology that assists the Férrans in the production of their modern, ripe and silky-textured wines.

Each of the different vine parcels is fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The grenache is aged in these, too, whereas the syrah goes on to spend time in oak barrels.

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14.5% alc/vol

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz exhibits the crushed rock minerality that gives the wine its name. It offers a liqueur of rock-like flavor intermixed with notions of black raspberries, sweet black cherries, and black currants. Layered, full-bodied, round, and incredibly elegant, it reminds me of a grand cru Burgundy from Chambolle-Musigny as much as it does a great Chateauneuf du Pape. Already approachable, this 2006 should drink well for 15+ years.

Wine Advocate 92 points

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From the tallest man in the Rhône, Florent Viale, a quite modern, showy style with lots of oak which comes over as creamy, spicy and full in the mouth, yet still elegant. Dark fruit in the middle, a style that improves with age.

Very deep colour, mineral leather, aniseed and tar, symphonic complexity. Pleasing palate, good tannins, quite impressive encyclopedic fruit palate and a real depth of flavour. Drink 2011-23.

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winemaker’s notes:Yellow gold, clear and brilliant. On the nose, freshness marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier, white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach. On the palate, it is fruity with plenty of richness and body. Overall, a well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance. 

 
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90 Points, International Wine Cellar – Vivid ruby. Complex aromas of red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet, with slow-building smokiness. Taut and focused on the palate, offering lively bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that pick up weight with air. Juicy and nicely concentrated Cotes du Rhone with strong finishing punch and lingering spiciness.

Winemaker Notes
Deep and dark red. Shiny. Fresh fruits with red berries and spices on the nose. The palate is full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. Overall, full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.

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The vineyard: Perrin Réserve Rouge is sourced in our own vineyards of Grand Prebois (40 hectares/99 acres) and Vinsobres (45 hectares/111 acres), as well as from vineyards that we lease and from purchased grapes and wines from producers under long-term contracts. All these plots are managed and supervised by the Beaucastel team.

 

 

Grape varieties: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvédre.

 

Tasting notes:  A beautiful deep red hue that seems almost opaque. The nose shows caramel and spices that mingle with red berry fruit. The palate is full and deep, with fine tannins and good length.

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