Côtes du Roussillon: Domaine Ferrer-Ribière 'Cuvée Tradition' 2017
The Côtes du Roussillon Cuvée Tradition from Domaine Ferrer-Ribière is a versatile, light-heavyweight wine with aromas of Autumnal fruit and a deep, core of cassis and kirsch.
The 'Tradition', which is made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan, drinks very well from release and readily supports 3-5 years bottle-age. Certified organic.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Casserole|
|Cellarage||Drinking well now but will age well in the medium term, 2-5 years from vintage.|
|Vinification||Low yields of hand harvested, organically grown (but yet to be certified) grapes from 65 year-old vines are fully de-stemmed before a month long cuvaison in polyester vats. The wine is cleared by careful decanting and is bottled during a waning moon when the Tramontane wind arrives in April.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
Domaine Ferrer-Ribière (Denis Ferrer & Bruno Ribière)
In 1993 Denis (an experienced fruit grower) and Bruno (a wine loving civil servant) joined forces to establish Domaine Ferrer Ribière - they have since gained an international reputation for their highly individual handcrafted wines. Denis and Bruno typify a new wave of young Southern French winemakers with low capital investment but exacting production values dedicated to making characterful wines with a true expression of terroir from local grape varieties.
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