Côtes-du-Rhône

Côtes-du-Rhône "Les Balmes" Red 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône

It is a very easy drinking wine, with velvety fruity aromas. A supple wine ideal for drinking throughout a meal.

This terroir driven wine is dominated by the classic southern Rhône grape Grenache with a touch of Syrah. We don’t follow any winemaking recipe but are constantly searching for the perfect expression of terroir with each vintage’s particular characteristics. We don’t go for overripe grapes and over-extraction, as we think the wine has to stay refreshing and balanced. Leaving the wine for 15 days in concrete vats, we try to gently extract the tannins and anthocyanins essential for the wine’s structure and colour. The wine doesn’t come into any contact with wood during aging.

This way the characteristics of our terroir can fully express themselves.

Varietals

Grenache 90%, Syrah 10%

Soils

Tender limestone and gritty zones of

sandy mollasse.

Robe

Bright ruby color with cherry tinges.

Nose

Complex, delicately spicy with red and black fruit aromas.

Palate

Very rich in cherry flavors, a rounded palate with good length

Serve

17-18°C

Potential aging

Best drunk within 6 years

Yields

45hl/ha - 2 hectares produced

Alcohol

13,5°

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