Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2017

"The 2017 Côtes Du Roussillon Villages is beautiful, with gorgeous kirsch, cassis, ground pepper, and new leather aromas and flavors. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, elegant red that has fine tannins and a great finish. Drink 2020-2028. 93/100."
Jeb Dunnuck -

Bottle (Case)
Magnum (Case)
Tasting Notes

This is the terrific northern hemisphere joint venture (as opposed to 'La Pleiade' in Australia) between legendary biodynamic winemakers and bonzer mates, Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier.

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).

About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache, Syrah
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink 2020 - 2030.
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 (%) 15

Agly Brothers - Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier

Following the successful joint venture between Ron & Elva Laughton Michel & Corinne Chapoutier with 'La Pléiade', a wine produced in Heathcote, Australia (and named after a constellation that can only be seen in the southern hemisphere), Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier then repeated their adventure in the north, this time with a wine produced in the Agly valley in France.


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