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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

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Spectator Wine Club Offer - July 2021
Was £22.00 - save £2.00 per bottle
Bottle
£20.00
Bottle (Case)
£240.00
Magnum
£49.00
Magnum (Case)
£294.00
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 2018
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
Producer

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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