La Solitude Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017
$29.90 inc. GST
90/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2015 vintage)
90/100 – James Suckling (2016 vintage)
Tasting Notes: A beautiful ruby color followed by an intense nose of red fruits with hints of black pepper and spices from Syrah. A supple and broad palate with a tannic structure while still showing finesse. Perfect with cold meats, grilled red meats, but also of Asian cuisine (particularly in sweet and sour sauce) or Italian and many cheeses. Also great on its own while cooking on the barbecue.
Winemaking: The grapes come from clayand limestone gravel soil typical of southern Rhone Valley. Grenache noir 50%, Syrah 40%, Mourvèdre 10%. The grapes are sorted and destemmed then vinified in concrete vats with macerations of about 25 days. The wines are aged in concrete and stainless-steelvats for 1 year.
Region: Rhone AOC, France