La Roche Buissiere 2015 'Le Claux' Vin de France (Rhone)

La Roche Buissiere 2015 'Le Claux' Vin de France (Rhone)

Item Number: 13668

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): Grenache / Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone, clay and silt

Winemaking Notes: The fruit for Le Claux is harvested by hand from biodynamically farmed vineyards. The grapes are destemmed before being fermented in concrete tanks. Fermentation lasts 20 days and is spontaneous. Le Claux is aged for 6-8 months in concrete tanks before being bottled unfined, unfiltered and with no SO2.

Tasting Notes: Spicy, grippy and elegant, this is a Côte du Rhône with some serious finesse. Aromatics are deep, with notes of dark fruit, pepper and spice. This is a medium bodied red with excellent texture (perhaps from the concrete elevage). Tannins are light, mixing with the acidity to make for a beautifully balanced wine. Aging potential of 4 to 6 years.