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 - JebDunnuck.com
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).
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Syrah|
|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|