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Domaine du Gour de Chaule Côtes du Rhône 2015

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 A small amount of Cotes du Rhone is produced from the vineyards owned by the estate in the communes of Vacqueyras and Violes. As with the more noble Gigondas, this cuvée is based almost exclusively on the Grenache grape (approximately 90% of the blend annually). It is vinified in a fashion similar to the Gigondas except that the elevage is less long. This is to say that there is an extended cuvaison with stems included, malolactic is done in cuve and the wine sees a brief stay in large foudres before being bottled eighteen months after harvest without fining or filtration. Red fruit with a touch of white pepper on the nose. On the palate nice ripe raspberry notes but with some tannins to keep things in balance.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Brand Domaine du Gour de Chaule