Côtes du Rhône: Pascal 'Cuvée Personelle' 2019
A négociant wine that has graced these pages for decades coming from our old chum Yves Chéron's 'Pascal Frères' stable. Their über-reliable 'Cuvée Personelle', from a Syrah (25%) and Grenache Noir blend has deservedly garnered a loyal following. Sourced from vines averaging over 50 years-old on limestone-clay soils, fruit is totally destemmed before fermentation. It drinks very well with 3 to 5 years bottle-age.
A quintessential commercial Côtes du Rhône wine with soft supple tannins, good brambly fruit and a warming, spicy finish.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Côtes du Rhône|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Casserole, Charcuterie, Chicken and Turkey, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta|
|Cellarage||Commendably released with several years bottle age, but keeps well.|
|Vinification||100% destemmed before a long cold soaking. Pumping over and racking (for oxygenation and to bring out the fruit) takes place in modern thermo-regulated stainless steel vats.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
Yves Cheron (aka Pascal Frères) is a Négociant-Vinificateur – a wine merchant and winemaker, who lives on an attractive estate below the Dentelles de Montmirail. He produces his own Gigondas & Vacqueyras (both named Grand Montmirail) from vineyards at the domaine, as well as vinifying wines from bought in grapes at his négociant enterprise, Pascal Frères, which is situated between the two villages.
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