Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2016
"From the same parcel every year and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, the purple-hued 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages gives up a very young, juicy bouquet of blue fruits, violets, lavender, and pepper. This beauty packs ample fruit and offers terrific purity, full body, and supple, sweet tannins. It needs a year of bottle age but is a ripe, sexy wine. 93/100."
Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
First produced in 2004, Ron and Michel have overseen steady improvements to this blend of Syrah and Grenache from just 3 hectares in the Roussillon (hence very limited quantities are produced).
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Syrah|
|Vinification||The crop is hand-harvested, de-stemmed and sorted. Fermentation takes place in small cement vats. Extraction is only carried out by light punching of the cap. Maceration lasts between 3 and 4 weeks and a malolactic fermentation takes place in casks. The wine is aged from 16 to 20 months in used oak barrels.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|