Coteaux de l'Ardèche: 'Les Terrasses' Rouge 2019
A cherry-coloured red wine, hailing from a blend of Merlot and Syrah with soft, forest fruit flavours that has proven to be a versatile and popular option.
Both the red and white 'house' wines from Vignerons Ardéchois are called 'Les Terrasses'. They are both clean, bright and fruity, both ideal for reliable everyday drinking. This approachable, soft red has bags of ripe cassis fruit over a background of supple tannins.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Ardèche|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Merlot, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chinese Food|
|Cellarage||This wine is made for youthful consumption but can happily support 2-3 years bottle-age.|
|Vinification||Rigorously controlled and graded grapes are harvested at optimum maturity, pressed and fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks prior to fining, filtration and Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
The Vignerons Ardéchois Cave Co-opérative (also known as U.V.I.C.A - Union des Vignerons des Coteaux de l'Ardèche) has its roots in the late 1960s when the Presidents of 7 major Cave Co-opératives agreed a unified policy of modernisation, re-planting and marketing. Based in the town of Ruoms, 20 kilometres south of Aubenas this forward-thinking, modernist collective has done much to revive the fortunes of this ancient vine-area, which dates back to Roman times. Today the Vignerons Ardéchois co-operative represents some 2000 grape growers from 21 different smaller co-operatives. U.V.I.C.A is a terrific source of keenly-priced, well made single variety wines and accessible, fruit-driven blends.
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