Domaine Roche-Audran Cotes du Rhone rouge 2014
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Product Code: 10106/14
From a biodynamic producer on the Cotes du Rhone. Delicious grenache/shiraz! Excellent value for money for the quality of this artisanal wine. Excellent vintage. 90 points Decanter magazine May 2016.
Domaine Roche-Audran has been following biodynamic practices since 2006. It is situated on 3 seperate sites on the Cotes du Rhone and uses vines between 35 and 100 years old. Vincent Rochette has developed a growing reputation for producing quality wines of character.
Decenter Magazine in May 2016 gave this wine 90 points. It was one of only 2 Cotes du Rhone wines that made the cut in a major review of southern Rhone wines.
"Broad, interesting warmly fruited bouquet. Crunchy palate with tasty momentum- genuine and stylish. Drink 2016-2022."
Region/Terroir: AOC Côtes du Rhône
Grapes: 70% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 15% Syrah
Soil: Based on a hill side, on north-east/north-west aspect. The soil is clayey and chalky
Alcohol: 14% VOL
Wine making: Hand picked, selected bunches are de-stemmed and 30 days maceration with natural yeast for the fermentation.
Aged in concrete tanks for 6 months.
Cellaring potential: Can age for 2-3 years, but delicious now.
Our Tasting notes: Deep black colour. The nose is intense, with black fruit and spicy aromas. The tannins are silky and rounded on the palate, revealing notes of violet, raspberries and blackcurrnats. Clean, fresh and delicious to drink.
Food match: Enjoy this wine with meat dishes like braised beef with carrots, Navarin lamb or chicken stew.
In September 2016, this wine had an excellent review from wine writer Winsor Dobbins..
"What a bargain this is: seriously good certified biodynamic Cotes du Rhone from a respected producer for under $30 a bottle. Made from a blend of grenache, carignan and syrah grown at Buisson, near Vaison la Romaine, by Vincent Rochette, this is wild-fermented and then spends six months in concrete tanks before bottling. The combination of red fruits, brambly characters and savoury notes makes it extremely food friendly. Take the beautiful balance, length and sheer drinkability and you have a wine of style and poise"
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Product Code: 10106/12