Rasteau La Planne Red 2016

Rasteau La Planne Red 2016

Rasteau

88-90 points by Jeb Dunnuck 2017

89+ points by Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker 2018

91 points by Anna Lee C. Iijima for Wine Enthusiast 2019

The vineyard is located on the heights of Rasteau 300 at meters above sea level, surrounded by woods it covers a single spread of 4ha. The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed. Grenache and Syrah are fermented separately with indigenous yeasts. Fermentations at low temperatures, 2-4 rack and returns in the early stages of fermentation, pumping over and heat assisted maceration post fermentation (about 28-30 ° C). Fermentation lasts around 30 days. Racking in early winter to remove the coarsest lees, then ageing over fine lees, 50% in concrete vats, 50% in wooden vats (French Oak) during 12 to 18 months.

Varietals

Grenache 70%, Syrah 30%

Soils

The soil mixes large river rolled pebbles and brown soil rich in red clay. This plot meets all the natural conditions for great ripeness while retaining great mineral wealth.

Robe

Intense and dark ruby red

Nose

Powerful with notes of red and black fruit , mostly black cherry with notes of jam

Palate

Beautiful structure with fine, silky tanins. The attack is warm , with lenght, a lot of freshness and delicacy on final

Serve

16°C after one hour in a decanter

Potential aging

5 to 8 years

Yields

30 hl/ha – 4 ha

Alcohol

14,5°

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