M. Chapoutier - Cotes du Rhone 2016Silky Tannins
Colour: Garnet red.
Nose: Red fruit aromas, mainly Morello cherries.
Mouth: Aromas of red fruits (mainly morello cherries) and spices (liquorice, grey pepper).
Soil: The vineyards of the red Cotes du Rhone Belleruche covers 4 departments (Drome,Vaucluse, Gard and Ardeche) on different soils (clay and calcareous alluvial deposit terraces, clay?) giving to the Belleruche an extraordinary richness and complexity.
Harvesting: The grapes are harvested at good maturity.
Matching food with wines: This wine has a great structure with firm and silky tannins.
Vinification: Ageing is performed in vats with regular pumping over in order to clarify the wine.
Maturing: The wine is aged in vats to devellop a good expression of the fruits. It is assembled at the end of spring.