On the rocky soil between Valréas and Vinsobres, where Grenache (75%) meets Syrah (25%), emerges this cuvée infused with a full-on Rhone identity. The 9 to 12 months of élevage in concrete produces a wine first revealing accents of fruit , then making way for mild spices. The finale is supple, heady and persistent.
Father and son produce wines with a lovely expression of the rhythms of Valreas terroir.
It boasts big fruit, balanced by hints of orange zest and clove. It’s full-bodied, intense and concentrated, with supple tannins and a long, slightly warming finish.
A Very polished Cotes du Rhone Villages.
We heavied up on the rosemary for the burger spicing but kept in the subtleness of a little tarragon.
COTES-DU-RHONE VILLAGES VALREAS – MAS DE SAINTE CROIX TENDRE
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