Côtes du Rhône Cuvée “Nature”

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Vincent Rochette comes from a long line of grape growers rather than winemakers. In 1998, he bucked that trend by investing in a cellar and the necessary equipment to allow him to vinify his own grapes, which for five generations had been sold to other winemakers in the area. Vincent is an ardent believer in the benefits of biodynamics, fully converting his estate to follow that philosophy in 2006. He uses only natural products in the vineyard and carries out all his work in keeping with the cosmic cycles of the earth, not only among the vines but also in the cellar. One of his most interesting cuvées is the Côte du Rhone ‘Nature’, which has had no sulphites added at any stage of the winemaking process. Due to the fact that sulphites are naturally present in grapes, there are still 9mg present (below the legal 10mg limit which is required to state that the wine contains sulphites). The result is a wine that is simply a pure expression of Grenache and Syrah. Harvesting, racking and bottling are all carried out in accordance with cosmic rhythms. A delicious wine to consume today, with grills, summer salads, spicy dishes such as couscous, a tagine with candied fruits (apricots, lemons, onions, etc.)

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Beautiful, shiny blackcurrant color
Nose  Fruity nose with notes of black fruits and sage
Palate A fruity and silky palate with a greedy finish, with notes of wild berries

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Grenache, Syrah
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Fresh & Fruity medium bodied red
Estate/Producer Domaine Roche-Audran
Country France
Region Rhône Valley, Côtes du Rhône
Vintage 2018
Vinification Long vinification in concrete vats. Bottled in spring to preserve the delicacy and freshness of this cuvée
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now with some cellar potential

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