Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2018
"Deeply colored, the 2018 Côtes Du Roussillon Villages is a step up over the 2017 and has rocking notes of black raspberries, blackberries, spring flowers, licorice, and graphite. It's rich and full-bodied, with a terrific mid-palate and a great finish. 93-95/100"
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 to 2031.|
|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 (%)||15.5|
Agly Brothers - Ron Laughton and Michel ChapoutierFollowing 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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