Bois de la Garde red

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APPELLATION
Côtes du Rhône
SUPERFICIE
69 ha (160 acres)
AGE MOYEN DU VIGNOBLE
60 years old
PRODUCTION
around 300.000 bottles (25.000 cases)
TERROIR
Similar to the neighbouring soil of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, it consists on pebbles which store heat in the daytime and restore it to the vinestocks in the night-time. Red clay in the subsoil.
EXPOSITION
South-West
ENCEPAGEMENT
• 65% Grenache Noir • 15% Syrah • 12% Carignan • 5% Cinsault • 2% Counoise • 1% Mourvèdre
VINIFICATION / ELEVAGE
• Traditional vinification in stainsless-steel tanks • An average two weeks vatting time • Aging of 12 months in concrete tanks
CARACTERE
This Côtes du Rhône, rich and elegant, combines a good structure with delicacy. Red-berry aromas prevail in the smell and during the tasting. Potential of aging: 5 to 8 years
ACCOMPAGNEMENT
This wine goes well with all sorts of meats as well as cheese.