The Cotswold Cheese Co

2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, Les Terres du Roy, Southern Rhône, France 75cl

£9.75
  • 2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, Les Terres du Roy, Southern Rhône, France 75cl

The Cotswold Cheese Co

2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, Les Terres du Roy, Southern Rhône, France 75cl

£9.75

Description

'Roy' is the old spelling for 'roi' in French and the name 'Terres...

du Roy' means 'lands of the king'. The vineyards are situated on land which was once two lakes, Rochefort and Pujaut. The lakes were artificially drained in 1612 to provide feuding parties more land for agricultural use. The wine is vinified in a modern winery that was renovated in 2001.

Vineyards

The vineyards are planted on soils covered with pebbles located on hills overlooking the Pujaut plain, seven kilometres north of Avignon. The vines are on average 40 years old and the vineyards are managed sustainably. As the vineyards are located in the Southern Rhone, the wines here are riper and richer with a little more body.

Vintage Information

2015 was characterised by a long and hot summer, which brought harvest forward and boosted potential alcohol levels in the grapes. Grapes were in excellent health throughout harvest, with well ripened stems and tannins, set to produce rich and powerful wines.

Vinification

The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and has no oak influence, resulting in a wine with intense primary fruit aromas and vibrancy.

Tasting Notes

This Côtes du Rhône has an enticing nose that is ripe and concentrated, full of black and red berry fruit. It is supple, rich yet balanced with crisp acidity. It is delightful to drink now, on its own or paired with charcuterie, lamb or beef dishes.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 60% Grenache/Garnacha
30% Syrah/Shiraz
10% Carignano/Carignan
Region Côtes-du-Rhône , Southern Rhône
Winemaker Antoine Gomez
Alcohol (ABV) 14%
Acidity 4.5g/l
Residual Sugar 0.3g/l
Wine pH 3.72