Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Beaurenard_CDR-Rouge_100.jpgWinery: Beaurenard
Rhone - Sud (Southern Rhone)
Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Appellation:  Cotes du Rhone
Designation: AOC

Site: Organically grown in biodynamic vineyards, all of the Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone comes from the vineyards in Rasteau. Soils are clay and calcaire with an underlying component of blue clay. South facing slopes are 2-400 M in elevation.

Grapes: Mainly Grenache, with some Syrah and finally some Mourvedre and Cinsault.

Fermentation and Aging: Vinified in stainless steel; fermentation starts spontaneously with indigenous yeast; maceration for about 15 days. In most vintages some of the wine will rest in used barriques and foudre for a few months.

Notes: An unusually beautiful Cotes du Rhone made in a very classy, elegant style. The wine is made to drink young but will not fall apart with some bottle age. About 40,000 bottles produced per vintage.

Vintage: 2012